Tyne and Wear


Gateshead ME/CFS Group

Contact: Shona Dillon.
Telephone: 0191 460 9590
Email: shona.dillon@dunstondrop-in.org.uk

This group meets at 1.00pm every Wednesday at the Dunstan Drop-In Centre, Unit 2, Clockmill Road, Gateshead NE8 2QX. People simply call in – you are sure to be welcomed. There will be arts and crafts sessions every other week.


Tyne and Wear ME/CFS Support Group
(Formerly the Sunderland and South Tyneside ME/CFS Support Group)

Contact: Pauline Donaldson, BEM.
Telephone: 01914 556 959
Email: me-cfs@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: www.mecfs.co.uk

Our principle objective is to offer help and support to those with ME/CFS and their families. However, more recently the role of the group has widened as we felt that it was necessary to take a more pro-active and re-active line regarding the issues surrounding this illness. Therefore we now also try to inform and educate any interested party, including health professionals and the media, through the distribution of relevant information.

We have lobbied local Members of Parliament to influence a change in policies. We hold regular monthly, informal meetings (except in December) in a comfortable, accessible venue and occasionally have invited speakers. Membership is free and a newsletter is issued quarterly also without charge to group members.

We meet at 7.15pm on the third Wednesday of every month (except December) in the Roberts Room, Boldon Community Centre, New Road, Boldon Colliery, N35 9DS