Membership

Fibro Active

You must be currently experiencing a little turmoil especially if you have just been diagnosed, or you may be relieved that you have finally found a source of support. Don’t worry you have come to the right place and we hope to help you as best as we can.

We are a support group for people like yourself aged 18 and over with Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ ME) and your carer/ partner.

We are a positive and inclusive group that focuses on healthy lifestyle, light exercise, support and sharing information as well as educating members about their condition to help them move forward with their acceptance and management of the illness.

Group Memberships

Emperor Purple Membership

Holly Blue Membership

How do I become a member?

Your membership is for life and begins as soon as you have completed the online application.  However, membership can be terminated for good reason by the Management Committee (please see our group’s constitution).

We ask that you familiarise yourself with this welcome pack prior to your first visit so that you can confirm you have read and agree to abide by the group rules. Don’t worry there is no pressure.

You can register now here.

How much does it cost?

Membership and your first visit are free. Thereafter, we can offer you one of our membership packages that help cover room hire and refreshments.

Emperor Purple Membership

(Full Membership)
£10 per month

Included:

  • Access to all group meetings
  • Access to all zoom meetings
  • Group T-Shirt
  • Newsletters

 

Holly Blue Membership

(Single Meeting*)
£3 per session

Included:

  • Free to sign up
  • Access to group meeting*
  • Pay in person
  • Newsletters

*These places are limited; you will need to check there is room before you arrive and you will need to pay in person

T-Shirts and Hoodies

Group t-shirts are included in the emperor package: subject to availability at the time of signing up.

We will reserve you a t-shirt on our next order if we do not have your size.

T-shirts and hoodies are available to buy separately, please enquire direct for current prices.

Where and when do we meet?

We meet at Petersham Community Hall, Grasmere Road, Long Eaton. NG10 4DZ.

Meetings are Tuesdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Transport to meetings

We encourage car share. If you are struggling to get to the venue, you can leave a post on the Facebook page to see if anyone will be travelling from your area.

The Briargate bus service drops you opposite the hall and runs regularly. If you have a blue badge, you may be entitled to a gold card/ bus pass.

Fibro Welcoming Buddy

If you are finding it difficult to attend your first few group meetings for any reason, we can help you. We can ask one of our more established members to meet you and walk in with you, so you are not alone. Don’t worry we will give you a warm welcome and you will feel at home straight away.

What do we do in meetings?

We have a bespoke programme that incorporates the government’s 5 ways to wellbeing. We call it the Fibro 5. We connect with each other with coffee and chat sessions, we keep active with Tai Chi for Arthritis, we take notice by reflecting on our experiences, we keep learning about our symptoms and coping mechanisms, and we give support to each other. You can find more information on our group leaflet and on our website.

Programme

The current programme can be found on our activity page, pinned at the top of the Facebook Fibro Active Support Group and under our notice board in Petersham Hall. It is also emailed out to full members and professionals who refer sufferers to the group.

You don’t have to attend every week and we totally understand that it takes time to get going in a morning. However, the best time to come to group meetings is when you don’t feel like it because that’s what we are here for! And if you are waiting until you are well enough, we may never see you!

We just ask that you try to turn up on time when we have a guest speaker or activity that needs to start promptly. If you are attending a session at 12pm after Tai Chi, please wait quietly in the entrance until we are finished. We also need to vacate the hall promptly at 1pm, ready for the next hall users.

Interested in just joining our Tai Chi or Qigong classes?

When you don’t want to commit to our group meetings and want to do some of the classes we offer in Tai Chi and Qigong we offer the Lotus Memberships. We have two options. Option 1 offers one class per week, and Option 2 offers 2 classes per week. If you’re interested in reading more details, please follow the links below.

Lotus Membership

(Option 1)
£20 per month

1 Weekly Tai Chi/Qigong Class

Lotus Membership

(Option 2)
£32 per month

2 Weekly Tai Chi/Qigong Classes