Meningitis Now is the founder of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK.

With over 30 years’ experience, it is working towards a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.

Meningitis Now fights the disease on all fronts:

  • Providing a powerful, united voice for people fighting meningitis.

  • Saving lives by funding vaccine and preventative research.

  • Reducing the disease’s impact through awareness.

  • Rebuilding futures with dedicated support.

  • Fundraising to deliver our plans.

October 2017

As a charity that receives no Government funding, we rely entirely on the generosity, energy and initiative of our supporters to raise the vital funds we need to carry out our lifesaving and life-changing work.

Efforts like the Beep Beep Tour make a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it.

Steve Dayman - Executive Founder of Meningitis Now



Signs and symptoms

Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia, remaining vigilant and getting medical help quickly can save lives. Our symptoms information has saved many lives already – learn what to look out for today here.


What is meningitis?

Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Some bacteria that cause meningitis can also cause septicaemia (blood poisoning). Learn more here.


After meningitis

Meningitis and septicaemia can strike quickly, killing some people within hours. Whatever the outcome, the impact of the disease can be life-changing – from grieving for a loved one, to coping with lifelong after-effects. Find out more here.