We delighted to inform members that a new FREE service will be available from 4th September 2012.
A mature student is now offering a counselling service to those members who feel they need help in dealing with all aspects of living with ME/FMS.
At present I am helping this gentleman understand the background and present situation concerning the disbelief and neglect we are forced to endure from some NHS professionals, the lack of specialist NHS services and the misperception amongst the general public that these illnesses are just about being 'tired or a bit sore!!'
There are many issues surrounding living with a chronic illness, loss of career, loss of earned income, family relationships, lack of understanding, loss of confidence and learning to accept a new and purposeful way of living.
This service will provide a safe and secure place where patients can talk over their fears and concerns in total confidence with a counsellor who will fully understand the special issues and difficulties we face living with M.E./CFS/Fibromyalgia in Northern Ireland.