Sheffield ME Group

A Charity offering Support to Local People with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia

Sheffield ME Group is a small registered charity providing information, support and a point of contact for people of all ages with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and Fibromyalgia, their families and their carers, in the wider Sheffield area.

The Group also seeks to raise general awareness of ME/CFS, and Fibromyalgia, and to educate the general public through the promotion and dissemination of knowledge about these illnesses. They are chronic, debilitating illnesses, which can last for many years, with no known cure.

Sheffield ME Group runs a variety of services, such as an information service, regular and special meetings, an outreach worker, a library, newsletters, and social get-togethers.


If you would like to donate in support of the charity, it would be very much appreciated. Please go to our Help Us To Help You page. Thank you.

Meeting for Volunteers, Tuesday 27th March, 2:00pm, Victoria Hall, Sheffield

A Thank You to Volunteers past and present and an update on our upcoming Awareness Events

We would like to invite our volunteers past, present and future to a meeting at 2:00pm on Tuesday 27th March in The Foundry, which is part of Victoria Hall. The building can be accessed from Chapel Walk; the entrance is next to The Samaritans Charity Shop.

The meeting will give you up-to-date details of our Winter Garden Awareness Event in April and our Millions Missing Event on Fargate in May, as well as saying a very big THANK YOU for all the help you have given to the Group in the past.

We understand perfectly that not everybody who wishes to attend will be able to make it to the meeting, so if you are unable to attend, could you please let Chris or Hilary know and they'll be able to give you the details of both events, by email, through facebook or on the good old-fashioned telephone!

We would like to start the meeting at 2:00pm prompt, at which time we'll update you about future events, and then from 3:00pm we'll have a well-earned cup of tea and a general chat with each other.

No one HAS to stay the full 2 hours, but obviously the first hour is the really important part, where we will be able to give you lots of information.

We have been very lucky that after our recent requests we have a number of new volunteers and the invitation is open to them, and we don't doubt our existing volunteers will give them a warm welcome to the meeting and to our wonderful Group.

Could you please let Chris Wintle know, either through Facebook or by emailing, whether you intend to come to the meeting?

Thank you.

See you on 27th March!

Winter Garden ME and Fibromyalgia Information and Awareness Event, Monday 9th - Friday 13th April, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm

"Millions Missing" Awareness Event, Fargate (outside Marks and Spencer), Friday 11th May, 2018, 10:00am - 6:00pm
We have also applied for a street collection on this day.

Unrest: Screening at our Annual Conference, 2nd November, 2017

Last year at our Annual Conference, we screened Unrest, the award-winning documentary feature film about ME made by Jennifer Brea, followed by a Question and Answer Session and the chance to socialise.

More than 50 people attended, and the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive. A report on the day appeared in our Winter printed magazine, which is sent to all paid-up members.

For more information on the film go to

The film is now available to watch on Netflix.

The film received a standing ovation at the UK premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June last year, and there was much praise for Jennifer Brea at the Question and Answer Session which followed. The film went on to win two prizes at the Festival

You can watch the official trailer by clicking here

Jennifer Brea gave a very highly thought-of TED Talk in 2016, to hear it, please click here

Fundraising News

We are delighted to announce we have secured funding from Sheffield Town Trust specifically to help with office costs. This is enormously helpful to the functioning of the charity. We thank them for their generous support, it is very much appreciated.

Seated Tai Chi in Chesterfield

Our seated Tai Chi classes are held fortnightly on Wednesdays at the Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. Tina, one of our members, wrote piece about these in our newsletter. She described them as gentle, relaxing and fun. She says they can help with balance, conditioning and dealing with stress, and that they have helped improve her ME symptoms. Remember the classes are seated, they are very gentle, and you can go at your own pace. Please just come along (there's no need to book) if you fancy giving them a try. We have to charge a small fee for classes to try to cover the cost of paying the teacher and for room hire: a class is £3 for Group members, £4 for non-members. Please see our Events page on this website for the dates and times of classes.

Our Facebook page

We have our own facebook page: Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group. If you are on facebook, then to see it, please click here

Picture of Berlie Doherty

Sheffield ME Group Patrons

We are very pleased to have the renowned young people's author Berlie Doherty as our patron. Berlie's numerous awards include receiving the Carnegie Medal twice. She is published in many forms of writing including novels, story books, poems and plays. Visit her website at


Why not view a selection of Berlie's books sold on Amazon?

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