Find support near you

Shine is a national charity, supporting more than 11,000 people living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 
For more information about support near you, including Shine networking events, services and online communities covering your area, select your region below.


Take the hassle out of your regular healthcare

We support members’ health and wellbeing, from the complex challenges that hydrocephalus and spina bifida can bring, to wider health issues such as weight management and mental wellbeing.

To make an appointment to visit our specialist Health Hub, register for our FREE home delivery service, or make an enquiry to our expert advisory service, click the button below.

Discover Shine Health

Join our community of members, families, friends and professionals

We are a highly active community of members, families, friends and professionals working together to support each other. We run a number of events across England, Wales and Northern Ireland for people to meet up, share advice and experiences, socialise and learn.

See what national events are taking place, or select your region to see what’s happening near you.

See upcoming national events

Shine40Plus Conference

March 5, 2018
Holiday Inn, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4EH

Support groups

We offer a range of support groups to suit people of all ages. Whether you’re looking to meet up with people in person, or want to chat to someone online, we are there for you.

The support groups are only available to our Shine members, so sign up today!

Become a Shine member

Online groups

Our regional and national Facebook support groups have hundreds of members. There's always someone online to chat, if you are struggling with a new diagnosis, or are just having a bad day.

Connect with our online groups

Benny and Bella Bear Club

The Benny and Bella Bear Club is for Shine members in the UK up to 11 years old, and their brothers and sisters. Benny and Bella are very special bears. Benny has hydrocephalus and Bella has spina bifida. The bears help children to learn about the conditions.

Join Benny and Bella's club


Shine40Plus provides opportunities for people over the age of 40 living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus to come together to make connections, share experiences and act as a collective voice for their pioneering generation.

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FREE membership, join today!

Join our community of members, families, friends and professionals around the UK and see yourself Shine!

As a member of the Shine family, you'll receive:

  • FREE access to national and regional support groups
  • Invitations to national and regional events
  • A network of friends and peers to help you
  • FREE help and advice from our trained specialists
  • A FREE copy of our quarterly magazine Together

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