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.
The aim of the programme is to keep you active and connected inline with the 5 ways to wellbeing.
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 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
When do we meet?
Tuesdays 10.30 -12.30 hrs at Petersham Community Hall, Grasmere Rd, Long Eaton, Derbyshire. NG10 4DZ
Gentle Walks on the last Sunday of the month 10.30am followed by lunch locally – dogs welcome
Membership is free on filling in a consent form.
We ask £2 as a weekly contribution towards room hire and refreshments at our venues.