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.



Unrest: Screening at our Annual Conference, 2nd November

On Thursday 2nd November we shall be holding our Annual Conference at the Circle, in the centre of Sheffield. This year we are screening Unrest, the award-winning documentary feature film about ME made by Jennifer Brea.

Doors open at 1:30pm and the film will start at approximately 2:00pm. There will be a 30 minute intermission for tea and biscuits. The film will end at around 4:00pm, to be followed by a Question and Answer Session and the chance to socialise. The Conference will finish at 5:00pm.

The Conference is free to members and their families and carers, though, of course, donations would be very welcome. Admission is £5 to other attendees. There will also be a tombola and sales tables to raise funds for the Group.

We are limited to 100 seats so please could you email us (info@sheffieldmegroup.co.uk) if you would like to attend so that we have some idea of numbers? Thank you.

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

The film received a standing ovation at the UK premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June, and there was much praise for Jennifer Brea at the Question and Answer Session which followed.

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




Sheffield Tai Chi for ME Classes

Tai Chi classes in Sheffield are running again 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, and the classes also provide the opportunity to meet and socialise with other people with ME and/or Fibromyalgia. Classes are at 1:00pm on Wednesdays in Victoria Hall on Chapel Walk. Classes are free to Group members.



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.



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 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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