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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.
ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT
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: Friday May 4, 11, 18, 25
Friday June 1, 8, 15, 22
TIME: 10:30am to 12:30pm
VENUE: Building 1
Pearce Community Centre
Collett Place, Pearce
COST: $75 or $50 concession
PLACES ARE LIMITED & BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
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 1 May 2018 @ 12:30pm
Making the most of Supports and Services
for Carers in the ACT
Guest speaker: Sharon Scott, Carers ACT
Are you one of the almost 50,000 unpaid family and friend carers in the ACT?
Support is available for you to help you maintain your own health and wellbeing.
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