Leger-ME (covers Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley)
10 Thelluson Avenue
Regular monthly meetings start at 1.00 p.m., and take place at The Redmond Centre, High Street, Carcroft, Doncaster, DN6 8DN. (01302 724501) on the third Thursday in the month. A good landmark to aim for are the Asda or D.F.S. stores at Carcroft. The Redmond Centre is a single story building red brick building, with parking to the rear. It is at the opposite end of High Street to the New Moon pub. There are regular bus services to Doncaster from just outside the Centre, and the nearest railway station is Adwick le Street, about half a mile away. The Redmond Centre has full disabled facilities, including a fully-fitted bathroom.
Goole Support Group
A new support group called ‘My Fibro and ME’ meets at The Courtyard, Boothferry Road, Goole DN14 6AE on the first Tuesday of each month from 1.30 to 3.30pm.
Caroline Cattle, Secretary
Hull and East Yorkshire ME and CFS Support Group
14 Highgate Cherry Burton
Tel: 01964 550530
Kirklees and Calderdale Independent ME Support Group
The group is based in Kirklees but also covers the Halifax, Calderdale, Leeds and Bradford areas. We offer a friendly social network in the form of quarterly newsletters, coffee meetings in Halifax and Huddersfield, group meetings (for those that can attend) and interaction and support through email for our more distant or severely affected members.
Leeds ME Network
Leeds ME Network is a patient self-help network sharing information of interest to people with ME/CFS, including the work of the Yorkshire Fatigue Clinic set up by senior occupational therapist Sue Pemberton, who ran the NHS specialist service for people with ME/CFS in Leeds for 22 years until her departure in 2012.
The group meets on the third Tuesday in every month at the West Yorkshire Playhouse café in central Leeds, from 12.30pm to 2pm. New members are very welcome. Look for the table with the green LMETG signs. That stands for ‘Leeds ME Theatre Group’.
Northallerton and District ME Support Group
Tel: 07949 694 640 or 07760 446 662
Contact: weekdays only, 1-6.30pm
We are a small, friendly, informal group who provide mutual support and exchange information whilst enjoying a chat and cup of tea. We welcome anyone living in Northallerton itself and the surrounding areas of Hambletonshire, Richmondshire and beyond who have an interest in ME (sufferers, their families and carers). The group meets on a monthly basis in a central Northallerton location. Meetings take place from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The meeting room has full disabled access with parking and transport links nearby. If you would like to come along to a meeting or find out more about the group, please contact us on the phone numbers above.
There are plans to set up an M.E. group in Pocklington. If you would like to be involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass your details on.
Rotherham ME Housebound Group
29 Rossetti Mount
01709 730 422
This is a new group in Rotherham, set up with the severely affected in mind. Susan would like initially to set up an email ‘Pen Pals’ system
Scunthorpe FMS, CFS and ME Group
Chairman: Barry Rose
Tel: 01724 347 149
This group meets at 12.30pm on the second Thursday of the month at the Central Community Centre, 26 Lindum Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6QU.
Sheffield ME Group
Sue Leach – Information Officer
Chris Wintle – Outreach Officer
33 Rockingham Lane
0114 253 6700
Mon-Fri: 10am-12noon, 1-4pm
Sheffield Yoga for ME/CFS
0845 582 0112
Contact between 11am and 4pm only only please The classes offer very gentle yoga, consisting of gentle stretching postures optional), breathing and relaxation techniques with an emphasis on conserving energy. Most of the time is spent lying down.
Classes are held weekly on Friday mornings in Millhouses. Additional ‘lyengar yoga’ classes are held every Tuesday afternoon in Walkley. Free transport is available.
Sheffield Yoga for ME/CFS is an independent charity that celebrated its 10th anniversary on 27 January 2012. If you would like to read about their celebration event, please click HERE.
The York M.E. Community website
This has been set up by Bill Clayton, from Fulford on the outskirts of York, who hopes it will have many of the characteristics of the ‘StreetLife’ family of websites. Bill writes: “This site will only be as good as the support given by those that visit it, adding their ideas and experiences, so please spread the word that we are here to help each other and raise awareness of ME in York. I would like to give a huge thanks to my brother Ian who has put this site together for me, with me adding the content, but now it’s pretty much over to you to bring it to life.”