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.



Donations

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.



ESA and PIP Benefits Clinics

Chris, our Outreach Worker, is holding several benefits clinics to help people fill in the claim forms for ESA and PIP:


Monday 21st August, 11:00am - 1:30pm, OR 2:00 - 4:30pm (a choice of two sessions) at St. Chad's Church House, 54-56 Abbey Lane S8 0BP

Friday 4th September, 11:00am - 1:30pm at Zest Community Centre, 18 Upperthorpe S6 3NA


If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please contact Chris at chris.wintle2@virginmedia.com or via the office.



Sheffield Tai Chi for ME Class

We are very pleased to announce that we are bringing back Tai Chi classes to Sheffield, thanks to funding from the People's Health Trust. These can be done seated, if you wish. Tai Chi is something many of our members have found beneficial. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 1pm in Victoria Hall (access from Chapel Walk). Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided after the class. Each session is free to members.



Unrest: a film about ME/CFS

This film made it's UK premiere at Sheffield's Doc/Fest at the Showroom Cinema on 9 June.

Struck with a debilitating illness and unable to even sit in a wheelchair after a bout of high fever, filmmaker Jennifer Brea took to her camera to make sense of what she was going through. With many questions left unanswered by medical experts, Brea turns to the internet and finds not only that her condition has a name - myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - but along with it a supportive community of sufferers.

For more information on the film go to www.unrest.film/about/

The film received a standing ovation at the premiere and there was much praise for Jennifer Brea at the Question and Answer Session which followed. It is planned that it will go on general release in the autumn.

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



2016 Annual Report

To see the 2016 Annual Report, 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.


We would like to say a big thank you to Westfield for their donation of £100 towards the cost of our quarterly magazine.



Our Facebook page

We have our own facebook page: Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group. If you are on facebook, then to see it 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 one of 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 www.berliedoherty.com.

Bishop Steven Croft We are glad to have Rt. Reverend Steven Croft as one of our patrons. Since being ordained in 1983, he has served in many places and became Bishop of Sheffield in 2009. He is the co-author of Emmaus: the Way of the Faith (1996-2003), a set of resources for Christian Nurture widely used in the UK and across the world.


 

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

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