Aberdeen ME and You Group
Elaine – 01651 891 487
This group meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Holiday Inn Express, Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SQ.
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 are a registered charity offering 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.
Dumfries and Galloway ME Network
Tel: 07437 602 610
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.
Dundee Online ME Group
Laura Findley opened an online Yahoo group for people living in the Dundee area in March 2012. She is inviting people to use the message board for discussions and to arrange social gatherings.
To subscribe, please email: DundeeMESupportGroupfirstname.lastname@example.org
Edinburgh ME Self Help Group
14 Harden Place
Tel: 0845 625 2025
Falkirk ME Self-Help Group
Richard Zak, Chairperson
Tel: 01324 871 480
Janette Davis, Committee contact.
Tel: 01236 735498
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 Face book in Groups under “Falkirk M.E. Self Help Group.”
Glasgow ME/CFS Meetup Group
Informal group which meets socially in Glasgow. Uses the Meetup.com website to keep in touch with each other. In November 2001, the group has about 150 members and Anna told her story to Marisa Duffy of the Glasgow Herald. Read it HERE.
Glasgow Cathcart ME Support Group
Tel: 0141 632 2486
Tel: 0141 571 1991
Group covers South Glasgow and East Renfrewshire. Meets last Thursday of the month (except December), Cathcart Trinity Church Hall, 90 Clarkston Road, Glasgow.
Glenrothes Parents Support Group for Children with ME
Tel: 01592 770165
The following story, which appeared in the Scottish Daily Record, can be found at our website:
Inverness ME, Fibromyalgia and CFS Support Group
01463 220757 (Fiona)
Other contact: Margaret 01463 417 321
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.
Kirriemuir ME Support Group
(Serving the Kirrie, Forfar and Brechin area in Angus)
Tel: 01575 574 896
Lanarkshire ME Support Group
Lochaber PVFS/CFS/ME Support Network
(Fort William and Mallaig area in particular, but Lochaber broadly covers from Duror in the South to Fort Augustus in the North, from the island of Canna in the West to Roy-Bridge in the East).
Tel or text: 07786 590 450
The group meets at 3pm on the first Tuesday of every month at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish, near Fort William PH49 4HL. The group has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lochaber-PVFSCFSME-Support-Network/130798726941730?ref=ts
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.
Old Kilpatrick and Dumbarton ME Group
Paisley and District ME Support Group
Theresa Bates – Chairperson
0141 561 3426
Other contact people: Theresa Hamill, tel: 0141 561 6928; Robert Waton, tel: 01505 842954
Meets second Wednesday of the month at Disability Resource Centre, 74 Love Street, Paisley
Helen Brownlie or Connie Nelson
0141 583 1023
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.
West Lothian ME/CFS Self-Help Group
Charity registered in Scotland SC023544
Contact: Suzy Cairns
Tel: 07804 586 553
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. The WLMESH Hub in Kirkton Campus is also used to host therapeutic services such as Bowen, Reiki and Hypnotherapy.
First Tuesday of each month from 12.30pm
in the Cafe at The Ability Centre, Carmondean Road, Carmondean Livingston EH54 8PT. This is an informal gathering where people can meet others who may have similar experiences. Please note refreshments and lunch are not provided but can be purchased cheaply from the cafe.
Drop In Session
First Saturday of each month 1pm — 4pm
Third Tuesday of each month 2pm — 4pm
3a Baird Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston EH54 7AZ (next door to Lloyds Banking Group). These are informal sessions where users can drop in for a chat or play some games. This session will also host craft activities and therapeutic services such as Reiki and Hypnotherapy. Details of such activities will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as they are arranged.
Wigtownshire FM/ME Support Group
01671 403 577
Group meetings are held in Stranraer Public Library on the last Thursday in each month, 2-4pm.
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