Aberdeen ME and You Group
This group meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Holiday Inn Express, Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SQ.
Contact: Elaine Cheshire
Telephone: 01651 891 487.
Aberdeen and North East Scotland ME/CFS Self Help Group
01224 497 999
Borders ME Group (BMEG)
Laurelle Edmunds (Group Chairman)
Tel: Contact phone: 01368 863600 (Any day/any time)
We offer advice, support and social contact to anyone in the Scottish Borders who has M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis), chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia, and also to their carers and relatives. We know that friends matter, and we are here to share, to listen, to exchange information, and to be your voice.
Informal meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in local garden centres where you can meet people who know what it is like to have M.E., and where you can be sure to get a warm welcome. All meetings start at 11.00.
We also offer confidential and expert advice on benefits (including appeal representation) and on Small Claims (including representation in Sheriff Courts). There is no charge for these services.
Cumbernauld and District ME Support Group (aka ‘Sam & M.E.’)
The group usually meets at 7pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Pivot Centre, Glenmanor Avenue, Moodlesburn, North Lanarkshire G69 ODX.
A specialised yoga class to help sufferers manage their symptoms is held in the same venue on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Yoga mats are provided and all costs are covered by the group.
Contact: Samantha McIness
Dumfries and Galloway ME Network
We meet on the first Thursday of the month at the Midsteeple Meeting room in Dumfries town centre from 1-3pm, but ‘pop-up’ meetings and gatherings have happened too. The venue on the first floor but accessible with entry through the Midsteeple Box Office.
Edinburgh ME Self Help Group
Established in 1987, Edinburgh Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Self-help Group (edmesh) has been supporting people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) in Edinburgh and the Lothians for over a quarter of a century. We provide support, information and friendship to people affected by M.E living in Edinburgh and surrounding areas.
Falkirk ME Self-Help Group
We are a self-help group based in Falkirk. Our membership area covers the Falkirk District and surrounding areas. Our regular meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 6.30 pm – 8:30 pm. in St Francis Xavier’s RC Church Hall (St Martha’s Hall) 1 Hope St, Falkirk FK1 5AT.
We provide support, information and friendship to both M.E./CFS sufferers, carers and friends.
We have a varied programme of guest speakers and Open-Evenings, which provide a good opportunity to chat with fellow sufferers/carers, plus the occasional social event. In addition we send out a reminder letter/email to all members every month. Find us on Facebook in Groups under “Falkirk M.E. Self Help Group.”
Contact: Richard Zak, Chairperson
Telephone: 01324 871480
Contact: Janette Davis, Committee contact.
Telephone: 01236 735498
Glasgow ME/CFS Meetup Group
Informal group which meets socially in Glasgow. Uses Facebook for members to keep in touch with each other. This is an active group and generally has meet-ups every three weeks or so.
Contact: Anna Wood
Glasgow Cathcart ME Support Group
We normally meet in Cathcart Trinity Church Hall, on the last Thursday of each month, however due to ill health and other matters outside our control, some recent meeting have been cancelled. So, please check first with John before making the journey.
Contact: John McKnight
Telephone: 0141 632 2486
Glenrothes Parents Support Group for Children with ME
Contact: Carol Berwick
Telephone: 01592 770165
Inverness ME, Fibromyalgia and CFS Support Group
We meet at the Chieftain Hotel, Millburn Road, Inverness on the 1st Wednesday of each month (except January when it will be the 2nd Wednesday) from 1pm – 3pm. All Welcome.
Contact: Brenda Fraser
Telephone: 01463 238533
Telephone: 01463 220757
Telephone: 01463 417 321
Lanarkshire ME Support Group
Contact: Jane Giakoumakis
Lochaber PVFS/CFS/ME Support Network
The Support Network is here to help people in the Lochaber area whose lives are affected by the illness PVFS / CFS / M.E.
We are a friendly and down-to-earth group who aim to help both people with the illness and their carers, families and friends.Being a grass-roots group, we’re not medically trained and don’t give medical advice, however we can provide information and members can share tips on what’s worked for them.
We meet up from time-to-time for a cuppa and a chat. Please contact us to find out the date and venue for the next meeting.
Contact: Meg Pollock
Telephone or text: 07786 590 450
ME East Kilbride Group
Unfortunately, this group has no one available to act as contact person at the moment but would welcome anyone with an interest to attend their regular monthly meetings at Hairmyres Hospital – details appear below.
The group meets on the last Tuesday of each month – except for the months of January, June, November and December – in the boardroom at Hairmyres District General Hospital, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 8RG, at 7.30pm. Members are happy to drop in and out to suit themselves during the meeting. On arrival, ask at reception for directions.
ME Support Fife
Meets last Wednesday of every month in the Muddy Boots Cafe, Balmalcolm, from 2.30pm.
Paisley and District ME Support Group
Meets second Wednesday of the month at Disability Resource Centre, 74 Love Street, Paisley.
Contact: Theresa Bates – Chairperson
Telephone: 0141 561 3426
Contact: Robert Waton
Telephone: 01505 842954
Full membership of ScotME is open to residents of Cambuslang/Rutherglen and environs. People from outside this area who share our aims may join as Associate Members. Associate Members will not enjoy full voting rights.
Contact: Helen Brownlie or Connie Nelson
Telephone: 0141 583 1023
West Lothian ME/CFS Self-Help Group
West Lothian ME/CFS Self-help Group (WLMESH) was established in 1984 to support sufferers of the condition along with their families, friends and carers.
We currently have 3 monthly meetings and also organise various social events or outings throughout the year. Some of our previous social activities have included canal boat trips, Christmas Dinner and Party nights.
The WLMESH Hub in Kirkton Campus is also used to host therapeutic services such as Bowen, Reiki and Hypnotherapy.
Charity registered in Scotland SC023544