Macular Society


The Macular Society is a specialist charity for people affected by any form of the condition, and aims to promote independence, confidence and quality of life for people with macular disease. Their long-term aim is to find a cure for macular disease in the future, and provide excellence in treatment, rehabilitation and support in the meantime.


  • MDS St Helens support group runs every second Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm  (except January and August)  at the Holy Cross Church Hall  and is open to anyone affected by central vision loss, their friends and family.
  • Macular Disease helpline (0300 3030 111) can answer all questions on MD and it also provides a confidential telephone counselling service for anyone that needs it.
  • There is also an advocacy service for those with MD who find it difficult to get access to treatment/care to which they are entitled, or if they are refused treatment which would help them but which is not officially approved.

How to Access

Contact Michelle Dutton (Group Support and Development Manager – North) for further information about attending the St Helens group. For further information about the counselling or advocacy services please call the mascular society helpline number (0300 30 30 111) or contact e-mail address (

The venue for our meetings is the Holy Cross Church Hall.

Type of Organisation

National charity (no.1001198) with local services


St Helens MDS Support Group, Holy Cross Church, Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1EF