Action for M.E. empowers people with M.E. to fulfil their potential and secure the care and support they need, while working towards a greater understanding of the illness and ultimately a cure. Call 0117 927 9551 (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm) or email.
The principal aim of ME Research UK is to energise ME research by commissioning and funding scientific (biomedical) investigation into the causes, consequences and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME/CFS). Call 01738 451234 or email.
The M.E. Trust’s charitable aims are: to provide relief and proper care to those suffering from ME/CFS or related conditions; and to promote for the public benefit education and research, and the promulgation of the results of such research, into or in connection with the condition. Email or write to: The M.E. Trust, 16 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EG.
My aim is to give all CFS sufferers and their therapists the knowledge and the access to information and tests to get themselves on the road to recovery.Call 01547 550 331 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 3.00 pm, or write to Dr Sarah Myhill, Upper Weston, Llangunllo, Knighton, Powys LD7 1SL.
The Association of Young People with ME (AYME) is a UK charity that provides support for children and young people aged up to 26 who have M.E./CFS. AYME is also here to help and support parents, carers and professionals in health, education and social care. Call 0330 2211223 or email.
Hypnotherapy Directory connects individuals with qualified hypnotherapists in the UK. They offer information about what hypnotherapy is, how it can help, articles written by professionals and the latest hypnotherapy news. To ensure the professionalism of their members, they require proof of their qualifications and insurance cover, or proof of professional body membership.
Pacific Medical Training offer detailed medical information for those who would benefit from a more in depth overview and analysis of the body and its muscle system. For more information click on the link to their website
Natural Health Worldwide (NHW) is a portal which connects patients from all round the World with NHW health practitioners. NHW practitioners are Medical Doctors, Qualified Health Professionals and Experienced Patients.
For more information click on the link to their website
The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) is a non-profit disease organization that works to accelerate the discovery of safe and effective treatments, strives for an aggressive expansion of funding for research that will lead to a cure and seeks to engage the entire ME/CFS community in research. Through scientific research and advocacy, SMCI serves patients and researchers alike, serving as an information center for the entire ME/CFS community, and enabling SMCI to make an even stronger case for federal government ME/CFS spending, by generating verifiable and large data sets with reliable metrics.
For more information click on the link to their Website
Below are links to some free activities in the Birmingham area which have been suggested by people who use Salus and which you might find helpful or enjoyable.
PLEASE NOTE: These groups have not been visited by the team at Salus and therefore are not directly endorsed by us. Do let us know of any experiences you have with these or other groups.
Please remember to take things gently. Salus runs regular sessions on Pacing which you might find useful.
A number of free sessions are being held in parks in Birmingham under the Active Parks banner.
The Birmingham Ranger Service lead a variety of walks and other activities in parks and outdoor spaces in Birmingham.
Other Activities in Parks
Free family-friendly activities for all ages with Park Lives.
Sometimes simply sitting quietly in a beautiful and peaceful space can calm your mind and bring a feeling of refreshment as well as topping up your Vitamin D levels.
There is an amazing variety of parks, gardens, nature conservation areas and other outdoor spaces in and around Birmingham and Solihull. Visit Birmingham lists some of the bigger parks and attractions: http://visitbirmingham.com/what-to-do/birmingyum/outdoors/parks-great-places-to-picnic/ and the Birmingham City Council Parks website helps you find your local park.
For those people who live in the south of the city free day keys are available to the lovely tranquil private park right in the heart of Moseley. Keys can be picked up from Moseley Travel (you need to leave a returnable deposit of £10) http://www.moseleypark.co.uk/free-day-keys/