Quick reminder…

Hi again everyone, Just a quick reminder that at our Support Group Meeting on Monday 21st August we will be having our library audit. Please can everyone bring along any books/library items they have so we can do a round up and make sure everything is still there. This means that the library will be closed at the August meeting, but will reopen at the September meeting. If you have lost or damaged any items Read more about Quick reminder…[…]

IMPORTANT INFO – ROAD CLOSURE/METRO REPLACEMENT BUS SERVICE

Hi everyone, It’s been brought to my attention that on Monday 21st your travel to the support group meeting may be disturbed/delayed due to road works/road closure under the metro bridge on killingworth road (A189)/metro closure & bus replacements. So I’ve tried to get all the info you’ll need to make an informed decision about how best to get to The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT. If you are getting the metro, please be aware that Read more about IMPORTANT INFO – ROAD CLOSURE/METRO REPLACEMENT BUS SERVICE[…]

Group Meeting (21-08-17)

Hi everyone! The next group meeting will be on Monday the 21st of August, and is held as usual at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT 12:30pm-2:30pm . If this is your first support meeting it is free of charge, for all other members it’s £1.50 on the door. We also offer unlimited refreshments of tea/coffee/juice and biscuits for an additional £1. You are welcome to bring a partner/family member/friend along with you for some Read more about Group Meeting (21-08-17)[…]

Group meeting (17-07-17) Guest speaker Alison – continence nurse

On the 17th of July we met at The Oxford Centre for our monthly support group meeting. It was warm, but not as meltingly warm as the last meeting (probably down to the two new fans – thanks Theresa!). We had a big crowd and another 5 new members! It was so great to see everyone, and I think I speak for us all in saying that it was a particularly great meeting! We welcomed Read more about Group meeting (17-07-17) Guest speaker Alison – continence nurse[…]

Group Meeting (17-07-17)

Hi everyone! Just to update you all on details of our July support group meeting! Our next meeting will take place on Monday the 17th of July 12:30pm-2:30pm at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT. If this is your first support meeting it is free of charge, for all other members it’s £1.50 on the door. We also offer unlimited refreshments of tea/coffee/juice and biscuits for an additional £1. This meeting we will be exploring Read more about Group Meeting (17-07-17)[…]

Group Meeting – guest speaker Dr Walker (19-06-17)

Hi everyone! At our June meeting we welcomed along our guest speaker Dr Walker. We met as usual at The Oxford Centre, but the unusual thing for us was that it happened to be one of the hottest days of the year! We had a lot of members, some windows, and one fan…it’s fair to say it got very, very humid! So a big thank you to all the members who came along and stuck Read more about Group Meeting – guest speaker Dr Walker (19-06-17)[…]

May’s meeting (belated update)…. (15-05-17)

Again, I’m so sorry some of these posts are a bit late, but it really couldn’t be helped. I’m getting everything up to date now though, and thought I would talk a bit about what happened at our May meeting. We had a great time at our group meeting in May, there were 8 new members through the doors and so many of our returning members too. It was so nice to see everyone, and Read more about May’s meeting (belated update)…. (15-05-17)[…]

Group meeting (19-06-17)

Hello fibrowarriors! Our next group meeting is soon upon us! We have an excellent meeting lined up with Dr Walker as our guest speaker. Dr Walker is a rheumatologist at the Freeman hospital and will be taking questions from our lovely group! We do ask that if you have any questions that you would like answered, please send us an email at newcastlefibro@gmail.com or send us a private message on facebook with your question and Read more about Group meeting (19-06-17)[…]

Group meeting 15-05-17

Our next group meeting will be on the 15th of May 2017, at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT, 12:30pm-2:30pm. As always there will be tea, coffee and biscuits provided (£1 for unlimited refreshments) If you’re coming along to your first group meeting the meeting is free, if you’ve been before the meetings are £1.50. At this meeting we will be working as a group on ideas for our Fibromyalgia booklet. This will involve writing Read more about Group meeting 15-05-17[…]

Our last meeting 10-04-17 (Guest speaker Steve Forster – Disability North)

At our last meeting we gratefully welcomed Steve Forster along to talk to us about PIP assessments. Steve works for a charity called Disability North, and they are a charity that ‘provides advice and guidance on benefit claims from initial application through to representation at appeals. Examples of the benefits we advise on include: • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)/Personal Independence Payment (PIP) • Employment Support Allowance (ESA) • Carer’s Allowance • Attendance Allowance We can Read more about Our last meeting 10-04-17 (Guest speaker Steve Forster – Disability North)[…]

Group Meeting 10-04-17

Our April group meeting will be earlier in the month than usual to accommodate the Easter bank holiday. So the next meeting will be on the 10th of April 2017, at The Oxford Centre, Longbenton, NE12 8LT, 12:30pm-2:30pm. We are so grateful to be welcoming along Steve from Disability North as our guest speaker. Disability North aims to support disabled and older people, their families, friends and carers. Services are also provided for students or professionals Read more about Group Meeting 10-04-17[…]

What we discussed at our last meeting (20-03-17)

20-03-17 At the last meeting we explored mindfulness, how stress affects the body with physical symptoms, primary and secondary suffering, and what we use to help manage our pain. It was so lovely to see so many people at the group, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for making me feel so welcomed whilst my heart rate was rising at the thought of having to talk Read more about What we discussed at our last meeting (20-03-17)[…]

Meeting info for 20/03/17

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is doing well. Just a quick update to remind everyone that the next support group meeting is on the 20/03/17 12:30pm-2:30pm The Oxford Centre, West Farm Avenue, Longbenton Tyne and Wear NE12 8LT United Kingdom The guest speaker will be me (I’m a mixture of nervous and excited!). For those that don’t know me yet my name is Alison Morton, I’m the new chairperson for the group and I’m very much Read more about Meeting info for 20/03/17[…]

Meet up next week!

Hello fibro warriors! Hope everyone is enjoying 2017 so far, and hope everyone is keeping wrapped up warm in this cold weather! Just a quick update to remind you all that next week on Friday the 27th of January there will be a coffee and natter session at Mark Toney’s opposite Haymarket at 12pm. This is a great chance for everyone to catch up and have a lovely time with people who understand what you’re Read more about Meet up next week![…]

Christmas meal and Christmas meeting update…

So it’s that time of year again, a time to come together, don a Christmas jumper and laugh, eat, be merry and of course win prizes! (WE LOVE A RAFFLE!) Our Christmas meal was at the Newton Park pub, Benton Lane, NE7 7EB and we celebrated early on the 2nd of December. It was a lovely get together with much fun and laughter, many members took to our Facebook page afterwards to share photos and Read more about Christmas meal and Christmas meeting update…[…]