Our next meeting takes place on Thursday 28th September at 11:00am in Callendar House
There is a car park a short distance from the house and blue badge holders can park immediately in front of the house. There is a disabled access and a lift to the tearoom on the first floor. The menu offers hot and cold snacks and various choices of beverages. There is also a gluten free selection. Each individual purchases their own refreshments etc.
We hope you can make it along for a cuppa and a chat
The next group meeting will take place on Thursday Sept 14th from 6:30pm -8:30pm at
St Francis Xavier’s R C Church Hall (St Martha’s Hall)
1 Hope St, Falkirk FK1 5AT.
At our monthly meeting on 14th September we are delighted to be having a Pamper Event alongside our normal 'tea and chat' session, which will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at St Xaviour's Church Hall in Falkirk - our normal venue.
For those of you who want to be pampered, there will be 20 minute taster sessions of reflexology, reiki or Indian head massage by Heather and Pauline.
These sessions are free to members and their carers/family. To ensure fairness, I would be grateful if you could pre-book if possible. If you know what you want to try, please contact Karen using the Link on the contact page of this website. Members will have the contact detail on the email Karen sent out.
If there are too many requests I will have to restrict you to your first choice, but there will probably be spaces on the night as we all know, with the best will in the world, the nature of ME means you can't always do what you intended to. Likewise, if you haven't pre-booked, please come along and we will try to slot you in.
Non-members who want a pamper session will be charged £6 for membership for the year on the night before they can have a free treatment.
In any case, we will still be having tea and chat, so I look forward to seeing you all on the 14th.
Stress Control - Falkirk
This course starts on 24th May 2017 and is held every Wednesday at the time and venue above, for 6 weeks.
Classes to teach people how to control stress more effectively. Learn to control your body, your thoughts, your actions, your panic and your sleep.
A series of 6 FREE classes, held weekly
Bring a friend/relative if you wish
You will be given booklets help you
You will also be given a FREE relaxation CD
For more information regarding the course, please click on the link below there is a document there that will explain the course "Welcome to Stress Control"
Here is the link for the stress control clinics available this year. https://bookwhen.com/imhs Please note the classes in February at Grangemouth and Alloa are already fully booked. There are more courses throughout the year in many other venues.
Action for M.E.’s new project in Scotland, Living and learning with M.E., will bring together people with M.E., as experts in their condition, to explore symptom management.
The project is funded by the Scottish Health and Social Care Alliance Impact Fund, and our aim is to build a knowledge base of lived experience that can be shared with others who are new to – or struggling with – M.E. We also hope to inform and influence the work of health and care professionals in Scotland.
We are looking for people with M.E. to take part in five free workshops from August to November 2015 in Falkirk, West Lothian and/or Edinburgh.
The purpose of these will be to:
Participants can also access individual coaching support to help you pass your learning onto other people with M.E.
The workshops will be facilitated by Michael Williams, who led our Storytelling project last year.
Based on learning from the workshops, we will produce a self-management resource for local support groups, individuals with M.E., carers and health care services. Participants will have a key role in shaping the resource and will receive a copy of the final publication
Please find below a pdf document giving more information about the project and a copy of the registration form (word doc).
We have updated our poster and have sent them out to local health and complementary health centres.
Please find a copy of our poster below.
You may obtain a copy of the poster by clicking on the pdf link below.
Is supported by:-
COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME
We are pleased to announce that Falkirk M.E. self help group has been awarded a grant to cover the cost of our meeting room hire and newsletter photocopying costs for the period of one year. We would like to thank the External funding unit for their support.