Addison's Ireland is the Irish branch of the Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group (ADSHG) with approximately 104 members from around the country both north and south. It organises regular meetings in Dublin and around the country and works to raise awareness of Addison's in Ireland.

Joining Addison's Ireland 

Membership of Addison's Ireland is open to anyone in Northern or Southern Ireland with Addison's or other forms of adrenal insufficiency that result in steroid dependence. Family members, friends or anyone with an interest in adrenal medicine are also welcome. You can join as an e-member receiving your material electronically through the website or as a postal member.

Please join the ADSHG in the usual way and those based in the Northern or Southern Ireland,will automatically become a member of Addison's Ireland too. You can join at any time of year and will receive contact details for the Addison's Ireland Co-ordinator Rachel Bracken when you join the ADSHG.

Events and meetings in Ireland

Meetings for Addison's Ireland members are held each year, usually in autumn. Meetings are announced in the ADSHG members' newsletter, on our website and in the online forum. Some ADSHG members from Northern Ireland have attended meetings in the past and are always most welcome.

Events on our website

Addison's Ireland Forum

The Addison's Ireland online forum is a confidential member-only forum which allows members to communicate with each other, share information and experiences, and get answers to questions relating to Addison’s disease. This is a sub-section of the main ADSHG forum.

To access the online forum, you must be a member of the ADSHG. All current members of Addison's Ireland can access the online forum which as a specific forum topic area dedicated to Addison's Ireland, for discussion of any specific issues regarding the Irish health system.

Visit the Addison's Ireland Forum

Addison's Ireland publications

The publication 'Caring for the Irish patient with Addison's: information for GPs', has been developed with information about the healthcare system specific for people with Addison's in Ireland.

All the other publications from the ADSHG are also available to Addison's Ireland members and they are available for free download in the publications centre. Print copies of these publications (except those indicated) are sent as part of the postal member's joining pack.