We provide support and information for people affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) in the Canberra region.
ACT ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society provides support services such as monthly support group meetings, a self help course and Telephone Information and Support Service (TISS). We provide information about ME/CFS and FMS to members, medical practitioners and the public. We also raise funds for research into ME/CFS and hold information sessions and events to raise awareness in the ACT region.
If you think you could benefit from any of our services please get in touch.
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The Self Help Course is designed to help people with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia manage their health more effectively. The Course is run by trained facilitators in a supportive, small group setting. It is designed to not only help participants understand chronic illness but also to give them the tools to manage it.
The Self Help Course is an eight week program with a two hour session per week. It is based on Dr Bruce Campbell’s book, Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Seven-Part Plan, which is included in the cost of the Course.
DATES: Thursday May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Thursday June 5, 12, 19
TIME: 10.30am to 12.30pm
VENUE: Building 1
Pearce Community Centre
Collett Place, Pearce
PLACES ARE LIMITED & BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
For more information and to register please email or phone 6290 1984.
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
Evidence Based Approaches to Diagnosis and Management
in Light of Current Research and International Guidelines
SATURDAY 3 MAY 2014
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Dr Rosamund Vallings
MNZM, MB BS (Lond), MRCS LRCP, Dip Clin Hyp, BA (Massey)
Dr. Rosamund Vallings is a leading authority on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and has over three decades experience in this field. She is a member of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis International Consensus Panel and a joint author of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - Adults and Paediatric: International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners (2012).
VENUE Pilgrim House Conference Centre
Corner of Rudd Street & Northbourne Avenue, Civic
PARKING Free underground car parking from Rudd Street
Entry from Pilgrim Plaza or underground car park
NO RSVP REQUIRED
The Support Group generally meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Pearce Community Centre. Meetings are informative, interactive sessions led by a guest speaker. As well, there is always time for a friendly chat over a cup of tea or coffee.
All people with an interest in ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or fibromyalgia are welcome.
Tuesday 6 May 2014 Support Group
12.30pm - 2.00pm
Dr Hugh Derham speaks about ME/CFS & Lyme Disease
Dr Derham is a Western Australian GP who has taken a special interest in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In this informative video he talks about his findings about a wide range of pathologies, symptoms and treatments relating to ME/CFS and Lyme Disease.
Support Group meetings are not held in December or January.
International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners (ICP)