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ME/CFS Support BOP

Welcome to ME/CFS Support (BOP) Inc. serving those in the Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty who have the illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

VISION

To improve the quality of life of people with ME/CFS, their care givers and family/whanau.

MISSION STATEMENT

  • To provide medical health and general support facilities for residents of the Bay of Plenty with the illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, their caregivers and family/whanau.
  • To advance the wellbeing and support of such people.
  • To provide education in the cause of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

We offer advice, assistance and general support to members, their caregivers and family/whanau:

  • To understand ME/CFS
  • To accept the illness
  • To learn how best to manage it.

Our services include:

  • Field officers in Tauranga and Whakatane
  • Regular facilitated suppport group meetings
  • Newsletter
  • Library in Tauranga office
  • Facebook Group (for Members only) https://www.facebook.com/groups/203904249678311/ 
  • Counselling service at Hocking St office (Student Counsellor Don Cleugh from Bethlehem Tertiary Institute) contact Tina to arrange appointment.

Biennial Seminar

Advance notice:  Saturday 2nd August  2014, 10.30 am - 12.30pm, Otumoetai Baptist Church hall, 241 Otumoetai Rd.

Speaker will be Dr Ros Vallings, ANZMES medical adviser, MNZM,MB BS. and Author of book: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome M.E. Symptoms, Diagnosis & Management

 

Regular Support Group Activities are:

Tauranga 

  • Support meeting on the second Wednesday of the month 
  • Next Meeting -Wednesday 11th June 10.30 am at 14B Hocking St.      
          Phone  Tina  -  (07) 281 1480  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Mt Maunganui

  • Coffee morning on the 1st Monday of the month. Next meeting Monday 9th June.
    Phone  Tina  -  (07) 281 1480  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Katikati/Waihi - Phone  Tina  -  (07) 281 1480  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

Te Puke -            Phone  Tina  -  (07) 281 1480  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

Whakatane -   Support meeting/Coffee morning on the first Monday of the month

        Phone  Gisela  -  (07) 307 1447  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details 

AN INTRODUCTION TO ME/CFS

What is ME/CFS?

ME (Myalgic encephalomyelitis) is also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  It is a long-term illness that causes significant, sometimes profound disability, affecting many body systems and their functions, particularly the immune, endocrine and nervous systems.  ME has been classified by the World Health Organisation as a neurological condition since 1969 (ICD G93.3).  The illness can cause extreme fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance and problems with memory and concentration.

Depression often occurs at some stage during the illness, but it is as a result of the illness, rather than the cause. (See below for other symptoms). ME/CFS places a substantial burden on people with the illness, their families, carers and society.

Disclaimer

Any views or opinions expressed on this website (unless otherwise stated) may not represent those of the ME/CFS Support Group (BOP) Inc.

They are not intended to replace the advice of qualified health professionals.

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