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FibroActive

Wellbeing

We will reach more people with mental health support, therapeutic arts, physical activity and self-help techniques, overcoming isolation.

Raised so far:

£1,226.31

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About this cause

FibroActive provides support for people with Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and their carers in Long Eaton. Ours is a positive and inclusive group, focusing on healthy lifestyles, light exercise, support and sharing information, as well as educating members about their condition and helping them move forward with acceptance and management of their illness. FM and CFS are frequently misunderstood conditions, causing sufferers to feel isolated. People approach us when they reach breaking point, having had to leave work or cease hobbies which previously maintained their wellbeing. Sadly, there is no cure for either condition, but social connection, gentle exercise (for example, walking, tai-chi, etc.), healthy eating, relaxation and positive thinking help people cope.

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How this cause brings people in the community together

We will run a regular, weekly, mixed-programme meet-up, plus additional regular weekly tai-chi sessions accompanied by coffee and chat with qualified counsellors/therapists. Many people with FM and CFS are socially isolated, and suffer with poor mental health and anxiety. This money will enable us to run dedicated outreach sessions to encourage more people to join in group activities.