The next group meeting will take place on Thursday March 8th from 6:30pm -8:30pm at

St Francis Xavier’s R C Church Hall (St Martha’s Hall)

1 Hope St, Falkirk FK1 5AT.

This will be an open meeting with tea and cake etc available. Come along and have a chat.


Please note due to unforseen circumstances tonights meeting has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconveniance caused. 


The next group meeting will take place on Thursday February 8th from 6:30pm -8:30pm at

St Francis Xavier’s R C Church Hall (St Martha’s Hall)

1 Hope St, Falkirk FK1 5AT.

This will be an open meeting with tea and cake etc available. Come along and have a chat.



An evening reception to be held at the Scottish Parliament on 30th January from 6pm to 8pm. The reception is being organised by a group of volunteers who are working to raise awareness of ME amongst MSPs. 

ME Action and Shella Films would like to request that we ask all our group's members to email their MSP and ask them to attend. There is a template email below and a link to get your MSPs contact details. 

The event is being sponsored by Ben Macpherson, MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith who has offered to help raise awareness of ME/CFS in Parliament. The event will highlight the need to provide effective healthcare in Scotland for the 21,000 people affected by ME and discuss the desperate need for research into this chronic, long term disease. We will also be showing an exclusive 20 minute excerpt from the Sundance award winning documentary, Unrest. There will be a photo call from 6.00-6.20. 

The director of Unrest, Jen Brea, will participate in the event via Skype.
Unrest tells the first-person story of Jennifer and her husband, Omar, newlyweds grappling with how to live in the face of a lifelong illness. But it is also a global story about an international community of patients with a serious, life-altering illness — millions suffering invisibly and left at the margins of medicine and science. Unrest has won awards at Sundance Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest and has been shortlisted for the 2018 Oscars. 

It would make a huge difference if as many people as possible from our group email their MSP


You can get your MSPs contact details at this link:

Template email to send to MSP:



Dear XXX, 


You recently received an invitation from Ben Macpherson MSP asking you to attend an event on 30 January at the Scottish Parliament. The event is hugely important to me as it aims to raise aware of ME/CFS amongst MSPs and their staff and to highlight how you can help people with ME living in Scotland.


There are estimated to be 21,000 people with ME living in Scotland, but there is not a single specialist consultant in the country and only one specialist nurse (in Fife). We are calling on MSPs to help us get the support we need and to explore how Scotland can effectively provide help for people with ME.


The event will include a short 20 minute excerpt from a film, Unrest, which tells the story of people with ME. Unrest won an award at the Sundance Film Festival and has recently been shortlisted for an Oscar in the documentary category. Jen Brea, Director of Unrest, will be speaking at the reception via Skype. There will also be a chance to meet ME charities, volunteers, carers and people with ME. 






I really hope you or your staff will come to the event on the 30th January at the Parliament. 




The next group meeting will take place on Thursday January11th from 6:30pm -8:30pm at

St Francis Xavier’s R C Church Hall (St Martha’s Hall)

1 Hope St, Falkirk FK1 5AT.

This will be an open meeting with tea and cake etc available. Come along and have a chat.


6.30pm Thursday 14th December
At St Xavier’s Parish Hall, Hope Street, Falkirk
(next to the Library, opposite Morrison’s Petrol)

With Christmas buffet

free to all MESH members (including Facebook) and their carers/partners

will include a short AGM at 6.45 prior to entertainment

Please RSVP so we know numbers to cater for, to:

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Coffee Meeting

Our next meeting takes place on Thursday 23rd November 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 Nov 9th from 6:30pm -8:30pm at

St Francis Xavier’s R C Church Hall (St Martha’s Hall)

1 Hope St, Falkirk FK1 5AT.

This will be an open meeting with tea and cake etc available. Come along and have a chat.


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:

  • use storytelling techniques      to explore you experience of M.E. in a supportive environment
  • identify any learning that      you would like to pass on, and learn about strategies that others are      using
  • learn about storytelling      techniques

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).


Download this file (Intro to project.pdf)Intro to project.pdf[ ]299 kB
Download this file (registration form.doc)registration form.doc[ ]34 kB

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:-

Falkirk Council 



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.

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