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 is a not for profit, self help organisation which 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. ACT ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society does not provide either symstemic or individual advocacy.
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 12, 19, 26
Thursday June 2, 9, 16, 23,30
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.
The Support Group generally meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Pearce Community Centre. Meetings are informative, interactive sessions usually led by a guest speaker. As well, there is always time for a friendly chat over a cup of tea or coffee.
Adults of any age with an interest in ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or fibromyalgia are welcome.
NEXT SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesday 7 June 2016
Please note changed time and venue.
For more information please email or phone 6290 1984.
Support Group meetings are not held in December or January.
♦ Breakthrough in ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Testing
♦ Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report
Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Redefining an Illness
♦ International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners (ICP)
♦Carer Gateway - national online and phone service for carers