Welcome

A warm welcome to the website of the Wollongong ME/CFS/FM Support Group. Coordinators are John & Winsome and Email Coordinator is Kerri. Contact us for more information. 

We have events available in Wollongong and Kiama each month (except January). All are at accessible venues with nearby parking and public transport.

Many of our members also have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and allergic reactions to strong fragrances, so please refrain from wearing perfume, after shave or other strongly scented products. Meetings are No Smoking zones.

The members who are bed bound or house bound and not able to attend Support Group events face to face are “there in spirit”. Other ways to keep in touch and feel involved are via email, our Facebook Group, phone and mail.

The blue ribbon and butterfly are the symbols for ME/CFS, the purple ribbon and butterfly are the symbols for FM and the green ribbon and butterfly are the symbols for MCS.

 

We are affiliated with the National organisation: Emerge Australia. View their information on ME/CFSFibromyalgiaMCS and more anytime, or become a member.

We are also affiliated with the State organisation: ME/CFS & FM Association NSW. You can read about ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia or become a member there, too.

 

Mission Statement:

The Wollongong ME/CFS/FM Support Group is for people with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and/or FM (Fibromyalgia), as well as MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) and other related neuroimmune illnesses in the Illawarra and surrounding regions.

Our mission is to offer practical help, information, support, friendship and validation to these people, as well as their carers, families, friends and Health Professionals in positive and meaningful ways via face to face contact at Support Group Meetings and Cafe Clubs, email, Facebook Group, telephone and mail.

Our motto is ~ Care, Share & Dare ~

Our main aims for ME/CFS, FM & MCS Awareness Month, in May each year, are to make contact with, and give support to, ME/CFS, FM and MCS sufferers and to increase knowledge of these debilitating illnesses throughout the community.