Welcome to the website of the Guillain Barré (pronounced gee-lane bah-ray) Syndrome Support Group New Zealand Trust, a support group for sufferers and survivors of Guillain Barré Syndrome.
Guillain Barré Syndrome is an inflammation of the peripheral nerves connecting the skin and muscles to the central nervous system and leads to progressive weakness in the arms and legs. It is caused by the body’s own immune system turning on itself and attacking the nerves by mistake.
A diagnosis of Guillain Barré Syndrome can be alarming and overwhelming. We have put together a succinct guide to Guillain Barré Syndrome to help you understand the disease. You may also like to read the personal experiences of our members.
We hold a national conference every two years. The next Conference and AGM will be held in May 2017 (our most recent was in May 2015, in Rotorua) and you can follow the group's activities in our newsletter.