Scotland

 

Aberdeen ME and You Group

Contact: Elaine Cheshire
Telephone: 01651 567 084
Mobile: 07944 733 561
Email: elainecheshire@hotmail.com
Facebook: ME & You Aberdeen

This group meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Holiday Inn Express, Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SQ.

 

Borders ME Group (BMEG)

Contact: Group Chairman: Laurelle Edmunds.
Email: lauder4492@hotmail.com
Telephone: 01368 863600 (Any day/any time.)
Website: www.bmeg.info/default.asp

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.’)

Contact: Samantha McIness
Email: eccentricgenius@samandme.org

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

Contact: Craig Woods
Tel: 07437 602 610
Email: craig.dgme@yahoo.co.uk
Facebook: DGMEFM Network (support for ME, CFS, Fibro)

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

Telephone: 0845 625 2025
Email: membership@edmesh.org.uk
Website: www.edmesh.org.uk/
Facebook: edmesh: 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

Contact: Richard Zak, Chairperson
Telephone: 01324 871480
Email: richard.zak@blueyonder.co.uk

Contact: Janette Davis, Committee contact.
Telephone: 01236 735498
Email: janettedavis58@icloud.com

Facebook: Falkirk M.E. 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.”

 

Glasgow Cathcart ME Support Group

Contact: John McKnight
Telephone: 0141 632 2486
Email: support@cathcartmesupportgroup.org.uk
Website: http://www.cathcartmesupportgroup.org.uk/

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.

 

Glasgow ME/CFS Meetup Group

Contact: Anna Wood
Facebook: Glasgow M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 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.

 

Glenrothes Parents Support Group for Children with ME

Contact: Carol Berwick
Telephone: 01592 770165
Email: blyth.berwick@sky.com

 

Inverness ME, Fibromyalgia and CFS Support Group

Contact: Brenda Fraser
Telephone: 01463 238533

Contact: Fiona
Telephone: 01463 220757

Contact: Margaret
Telephone: 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.

 

Lanarkshire ME Support Group

Contact: Jane Giakoumakis
Email: janeyannis@talktalk.net

 

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
Email: m.e.lochaber@googlemail.com
Website: www.me-lochaber.org.uk/
Facebook: Lochaber PVFS/CFS/M.E. Support Network

 

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

Contact: Stuart Brown
Email: mecfsfife@yahoo.com
Mobile: 07906 923 168
Telephone: 01334 474 619
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mecfsfife

Meets last Wednesday of every month in the Muddy Boots Cafe, Balmalcolm, from 2.30pm.

 

Paisley and District ME Support Group

Contact: Theresa Bates – Chairperson
Telephone: 0141 561 3426
Email: theresa.bates1@ntlworld.com

Contact: Robert Waton
Telephone: 01505 842954

Meets second Wednesday of the month at Disability Resource Centre, 74 Love Street, Paisley.

 

ScotME

Contact: Helen Brownlie or Connie Nelson
Telephone: 0141 583 1023
Email: scot.me@ntlworld.com

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

Contact: Suzy Cairns
Telephone: 07804 586 553
Email: enquiries@wlmesh.co.uk
Website: www.wlmesh.co.uk

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