Fibro Active is a 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. www.fibroactive.co.uk
Guest speakers and signposting
Guest speakers and signpostingWe have guest speakers to advise about services in the local area where members can gain the support they need. Such as benefits and energy saving advice from Citizens Advice, worries about service to Healthwatch. We also have our own Mental Health Champions who can sign post you to relevant services for that little extra support.
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Experts believe that exercise and activity is an essential part of pain management. Not only does it keep your muscles strong and flexible, but it helps reduce anxiety, stress and depression.
Tai Chi for Arthritis incorporates exercises that improve muscular strength, flexibility and fitness. Reports of benefits include
• Pain relief and less stiffness
• Improved balance and less falls
• Uplifting of the spirit and greater relaxation
• Improved ability to do daily tasks
• Improved muscle strength and joint flexibility
• Enjoyment of tai chi practice
Once a month we go on a local short, gentle walk. The walks are planned with car parking, rest stops, toilets and a café for a much-deserved reward afterwards. All abilities are welcome including sufferers with walking aids and scooters. We go as fast as the slowest member of the group and it’s a great chance to be out in the fresh air, chat with friends and take notice of what’s around us. We reward ourselves afterwards with lunch at a local venue.
Lifestyle and Nutrition
Experts also believe it all starts in the gut and we are privileged to have our very own nutrition practitioner who delivers workshops that explains how our body reacts to food and stress and advises which food groups are best to eat and what we can do to improve our wellbeing, sleep and pain management.
How can I be Referred?
Health professionals can refer you or you can simply self-refer via the following options.Health professionals can refer you or you can simply self-refer via the following options.• Join our closed Facebook group: Fibro Active • Go to www.fibroactive.co.uk • Or to find out where our next meet will be call Julie on: 07944111190
Where and when do we meet?
We meet every Tuesday 11am – 1pm at Erewash CVS, Granville Avenue. Long Eaton. Derbyshire. NG10 4HD - except for the 1st Tuesday in the month when we meet on West Park.We meet every Tuesday 11am – 1pm at Erewash CVS, Granville Avenue. Long Eaton. Derbyshire. NG10 4HD - except for the 1st Tuesday in the month when we meet on West Park.
Every Thursday 7pm to 9pm at Broad Street Spiritualist Church, Long Eaton, Derbyshire. NG10 1JH