About Fibro Active

Fibro Active is a positive and inclusive support group for people with Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and their carers.

The programme focuses on healthy lifestyle, light exercise, support and sharing information as well as educating members about their condition and help them to move forward with their acceptance and management of the illness.

The instructors are mainly FM and CFS sufferers who have researched and are qualified to deliver, Tai Chi, nutrition and lifestyle, gentle walks, emotional workshops and once a month we have a guest speaker who could be from local services such as Citizens Advice, Arthritis Research UK and Health Watch. We also signpost you to relevant services if required.

Our programme incorporates the governments 5 ways to wellbeing. We call it the Fibro 5. The 5 ways to Fibro wellbeing. Learn more about the Fibro 5 here.

The group is run by volunteer sufferers for sufferers as we believe that we are the best people to understand what we are all going through. We empower members into seeing that they can have a life with Fibro.

When do we meet?

Tuesdays 11.00 -13.00 hrs at Petersham Community Hall, Grasmere Rd, Long Eaton, Derbyshire. NG10 4DZ

Gentle Walks on the last Sunday of the month 10.30am well behaved dogs welcome.

Membership

To learn more about our membership, please go to our Membership here or by clicking on the Membership Details button below.

Mutual Agreement

When the group first started we asked the members what their thoughts were on the conduct of everyone attending the sessions and this is what they came up with:

The group aims to be welcoming, positive and inclusive

Mobiles on silent please

Confidentiality: What is said in the room, stays in the room

Listen to others and respect their views and opinions

Agree to disagree

Allow others their time to speak

Try new things even if it scares us

Dream Big!

Aims & Objectives

Fibro Active is a support group for Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS sufferers and their carers. Fibro Active is also a positive and inclusive group that focuses on healthy lifestyles, light exercise, support and sharing information as well as educating members about their condition and help them move forward with the acceptance and management of illness.

To encourage sufferers and their carers to actively join our social media platforms and to gain further information from our website.
To encourage sufferers and their carers to attend our weekly support group and classes.
To research and present credibly sourced information knowledge and present to group members.
To provide a variety of gentle exercise sessions by qualified instructors featured in the fall’s prevention programme.
To provide support and signpost sufferers to primary mental health services.
To work with partners to provide group emotional support sessions.
To work with partners to provide nutrition and lifestyle information.
To welcome guest speakers into the programme.
To increase our awareness and membership by actively attending community events, distributing advertising material and networking with partner organisations.
To raise funds through a variety of funding applications, donations, community events and annual awareness campaign.
To network and create relationships and partnerships with other Fibromyalgia support groups.