There is life with Fibro and to help us sustain the group we give members the opportunity to use their skills and experience.
Positive Fibro Attitude
Every member has the opportunity to share their skills and experiences whenever they are ready. The following details outline some of the ways members can contribute to supporting the group:
Become a Mental Health Champion
Trained by the MHFA, Mental Health Champions undergo a two-day course, spanning two weeks. This equips you with the resources and knowledge needed to support and guide group members to suitable mental health services. The role involves regular participation in group meetings, attendance at Erewash Mental Health Partnership events, and handling occasional light paperwork upon request.
Be part of the fundraising team
We love having as many people as possible join in our fundraising efforts. Some members enjoy being right at the heart of events, attending and managing activities like tombola ticket sales, raffles, and cake stalls. However, we also appreciate the essential help behind the scenes—crafting, donating, and collecting prizes.
To make things enjoyable for everyone, we carefully plan manageable time slots for each event.
For our annual Fibro 5 Challenge, we’re on the lookout for friendly stewards and car park marshals. Stewards get to enjoy a chair and lots of refreshments while overlooking the course during the event, ensuring participants have a great time. Your support, big or small, is what makes our events special!
Fibro Welcoming Buddy
Our Fibro Welcoming buddies play a special role in our group. These are members who willingly meet with potential new members, taking the time to get to know them and warmly introducing them to the rest of the group. They provide ongoing support to these new members, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition into our community. Becoming a Fibro Welcoming buddy is a fantastic way to make a positive impact and help create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone joining our group.
Become a Committee Member
If the idea of being a committee member appeals to you, we’re looking for proactive individuals who have been actively participating in the group for at least a year. As a committee member, you should possess the skills to guide the group forward and contribute actively to various initiatives, including fundraising, policy updates, and networking. Additionally, there’s a monthly committee planning meeting that you’ll be invited to attend. Your commitment and enthusiasm will help shape the direction of our group!