The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Fibro Active is honoured to announce that our volunteers have been awarded the MBE for volunteer groups.

Fibro Active

We connect our members with the wider community to enable them to gain support and advice from the local services. We connect with the community to raise awareness of our condition and support group.

Fibro Active

We help our members to be active by taking part in a number of activities. We offer Tai Chi sessions for beginners and for more advanced. We also have gentle walks and go swimming together.

Be Active
Fibro Active

We are always looking for opportunities to help our members. We network at local partnership events and take notice of services available to the group and making members aware of what is out there in the local community.

Take Notice
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We run a number of workshops each month to enable members to learn about their symptoms and how to cope with them. We also have Symptom of the Month where we present a symptom and discuss ways to manage them.

Keep Learning
Fibro Active

There is life with Fibro and to help us sustain the group we give members the opportunity to use their skills and experience when they feel ready.

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What is Fibro Active?

Fibro Active is a Long Eaton based support group for people with Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and their carers. It is a positive and inclusive group that focuses on healthy lifestyle, light exercise, support and sharing information as well as educating members about their condition and help them move forward with their acceptance and management of the illness.

Fibro Active have been nominated for the Local CO-OP Community Fund from October 27th 2019 to October 24th 2020.

Every time a CO-OP member shops at the CO-OP, 1% of what they spend on selected own-branded products or services can help community projects like ours. (Details)

Already a CO-OP member? It’s very easy to change your nominated cause to Fibro Active. Just go to or phone 0800 0234 708.

Not a member?  You can visit and register as a member. It costs just £1. You can choose Fibro Active as your nominated cause while you are putting your details in. There are plenty of benefits for you too when you become a member.

Is Fibro Active for me?

Fibro Active is carefully planned to include everyone. The location is access friendly and the meetings are positive, friendly and supportive.

Questions and Answers

How can I be referred?

You can be either referred to us by your health professional or you can self-refer. Contact us if you have any questions.

Where do we meet?

Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm  we will meet at Petersham Community Hall, Grasmere Rd, Long Eaton, Derbyshire. NG10 4DZ.

Gentle Walks on the last Sunday of the month at 10.30am, often followed by lunch locally – well behaved dogs welcome. 

Tai Chi

Small Steps to Health

Tai Chi for Arthritis is designed to enable people to be active when they are unable to participate in other forms of exercise. For more information as well as times and dates please visit our Tai Chi page.

Space to Think

Peace of mind when your mind is in pieces

Space to Think is our newest activity that is available before and after Tai Chi classes. It can be used to achieve further support in coping with Fibromyalgia whilst in a safe environment.

Fibro 5 Challenge

The 2020 Fibro 5 Challenge 

Pamper yourself or another to a Mother’s Day treat on 21st March. Please visit the Fibro 5 Challenge page for further information.

Celebrating Florence Nightingale’s 200th Birthday

Florence Nightingale, pioneer statistician and renowned, revolutionay nurse. In a time when nursing was looked down upon, Florence saw it as her calling during her early 20’s. She lead a group of 38 nurses over to the Crimean war, the death toll being high from infection and poor nutrition.

Florence developed a sanitary environment along with an active plan for improved nutrition that resulted in the saving of 1000s of lives. She contracted Crimean Fever at the age of 38 under active duty, sadly from then on she was almost entirely bedridden until she died reaching the age of 90.

Florence was a meticulous note taker, keeping a detailed diary that described the perpetual pain, fatigue and general brain fog that related to an illness of no name. The medically trained of the era would disparagingly refer to it as females hysteria.

Nursing was championed through her, the first professional nursing school was established, Florence founded London’s Nightingale School of Nursing; the reputation of nursing was raised to profession status through this. Her direct influence led to the setting up of the red cross in 1870, Queen victoria awarded her the first Royal Red Cross in 1883.

A woman of great distinction appreaciated by many , understood by Fibro and CFS/ME sufferers for what she endured.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Want to know more about Fibromyalgia? Read more information on what causes it and what symptoms there are.

Fundraising and Sponsors

Interested in finding out about raising support for Fibro Active? Read more to find out who sponsors us and how you can help!

Fibro Active Blog

Read up on the Fibro Active Blog, where you’ll find things from upcoming events to inspirational words to help keep you positive.

Fibro 5

Learn 5 ways to Fibro Wellbeing. Connect with people and learn new things!  Read about our Fibro 5 Challenge Event and learn how you can sign up for it.