Thank you for visiting.
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.
If you think you could benefit from any of our services please get in touch.
ACT ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society does not provide counselling services or either systemic or individual advocacy.
INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS DAY for
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
This date honours the birthday of Florence Nightingale who is credited as the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale was often ill with pain, fatigue and other symptoms of Chronic Fatige Syndrome and fibromyalgia.
People with ME/CFS and FMS are faced with many challenges. These long term illnesses affect the immune, neurologic and endocrine systems.
ME/CFS and FMS affect men, women and children of all ages, ethnic and socio-economic groups. Social and family life as well as education and employment are affected. Many are too unwell to work and others can only work part time. Young people at school or college require special consideration for attendance, assignment deadlines and exams and may study from home.
Please help support the vital work of ACT ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society.
All donations are tax deductible.
Information sessions are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Pearce Community Centre. Sessions cover a wide range of topics and provide practical information by qualified speakers and practitioners. There is always an opportunity to ask your questions. As well, there is 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.
Tuesday 5 June 2018 @ 12:30pm
Taking Charge of Your Health: Managing Medicines
Guest speaker: Claudia Cresswell
Health Care Consumers' Association
Information about the benefits and side effects of medicines can come from many sources. It can be hard to work out what is useful and what is misleading, especially when we hear the words 'scientifically proven'. Come along to find out how you can take an active role in finding health information that is reliable and up to date.
Time: 12:30pm for a 1:00pm start - finish 2:00pm
Venue: Large meeting room, Building 1
Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place, Pearce
For more information please email or phone 6290 1984.
Information Sessions are not held in December or January.
♦ SBS 'The Feed'
♦ ME/CFS Paediatric Primer
♦ Breakthrough in ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Testing
♦ Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report
♦ International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners (ICP)
♦Carer Gateway - national online and phone service for carers