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, some with a speaker, an outreach worker, a library, quarterly printed magazines, and social get-togethers.

Membership costs £12 a year. Please see "Membership" in the contents menu (left) for more information on joining us. Thank you.


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.

Our Privacy Policies and GDPR

We updated our privacy policies in line with the new GDPR data protection requirements. You can download a Word document to view these by clicking here

"Millions Missing" Awareness Event, Fargate, Friday 11th May, 2018

Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group was pleased to join in with Millions Missing, 2018. It is an annual global event (last year it took place in more than 50 cities across the world) to demand more investment in biomedical research in order to speed up our understanding of this illness and to search for effective treatments and a cure.

Dozens of pairs of shoes, all donated by members, were placed on Fargate to represent the people who are missing from so many activities and aspects of their own lives because of ME. Each donated pair of shoes had a tag attached, explaining the wearer's situation and what they have lost because of this debilitating disease.

Speakers and performances all helped to make ME more visible.

To view a short video of the Sheffield event, please click here

A report on this event, with lots of photos, was in the summer 2018 issue of our quarterly printed magazine, which is sent out to paid-up members.

For information on becoming a member, please click on "Membership" in the contents list on the top left of this page.

If you would like to be involved in the May 2019 event, please email the Group. Thank you.

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 a piece about these in our quarterly magazine. 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 subsidise the classes but have to charge a small fee: 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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