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The Fibromyalgia Paisley and Inverclyde Network (Fibro PaIN) holds meetings in Paisley & Greenock.  The groups share support tips and what has been happening in the world of fibromyalgia as well as talking about what the group will do in coming months.  Tea, Coffee, biscuts and an understanding ear are the norm however, some months we have speakers  to give us some information on various topics related to fibromyalgia and living with a chronic health condition. 

 

Paisley meetings take place in St Mirin's Cathedral Parish Halls at 1.00pm, and are scheduled for 2 hours, but we have the room for longer than this and people tend to stay for a bit and have a chat afterwards.

 

The Inverclyde group meet at Your Voice, Greenock.  The meeting runs from 11.00am-12.30pm

 

Evening meetings are held in Paisley on the last Wednesday of every month from 7.00-9.00pm. Wevolution Hub, 25 Moss Street, Paisley  

 

Future Meetings
We will hope to have speakers on a range of subjects from benefits to tai chi, physiotherapy and holistic treatments as well as the local CVS and medical professionals. Speakers will tend to speak for between 30 - 60 mins.


Our calendar of of future meeting dates can be found here. We also have a lot of resources that can help with managing fibromyalgia and our Library will be increasing as well. Members will be able to take books and other materials on loan or purchase photocopies where relevant.

 

Facebook

Our Facebook page is a closed group for people who live in the Renfrewshire & Inverclyde areas only.  This allows group members to keep in touch outwith meetings, but also provides a forum for people who cannot attend the groups to chat with others in their local area. 

Fibro PaIN Facebook Group

Where
St Mirin Cathedral, (Parish Hall)
Incle Street, Paisley PA1 1HR
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Fibro PaIN (Greenock)

Your Voice, 12 Clyde Square, Greenock PA15 1NB


When
Monday 20/08/18 @ 1.00pm, Paisley (3rd Monday of each month).  

Thursday 16/08/18  @ 11.00am, Greenock (3rd Thursday of each month) 

Wednesday 25/07/18 @ 7.00pm, Paisley (last Wednesday of each month

Every 3rd Monday of the Month


Poster

Download a poster that you can print and put up in venues around Paisley.

Helpline: 0844 887 2369 (10am - 4pm)

PLEASE NOTE: The above number is for Fibro PaIN support group NOT Fibromyalgia Action UK (FMA UK) head office.  To contact FMA UK phone  0300 999 3333 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)

 

 

 

 
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FMA UK FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS WEEK

Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th September 2012

Fibro PaIN will be raising awareness of fibromyalgia locally as part of the national FMA UK Fibromyalgia Awareness Week. 

Details of awareness events will be posted here in due course. 

Are you able to do something to help raise awareness ???   If you have any ideas, please email or give us a call.

 

 
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At the recent meeting in September we were asked about places where people could go for benefits advice. The Renfrewshire Council website has plenty of information on the services provided by Advice Works as well as other information.You can locate the info here.

You can also find valuable advice from Citizens Advice Service in Paisley. Information on them can be found here.

 
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PhilBuckleyWe are really sorry to have to share the news that Phil Buckley has passed away. We were shocked to hear of his death and wish to pass on our condolences on behalf of everyone from the Fibromyalgia Paisley and Inverclyde Network to his partner Christine.

The Paisley and Inverclyde Group would not have been restarted without Phil’s intervention and determination to seek support as well as provide it for others who suffer from fibromyalgia.

Read more: Sad passing of Phil Buckley
 
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FMA UK Website Articles

Fibromyalgia Action UK is a registered charity administered primarily by unpaid volunteers. The majority of volunteers are also fibromyalgia sufferers who work extremely hard, despite their condition, in order to forward the cause of fibromyalgia. FMA UK was established in order to provide information and support to sufferers and their families. In addition, the Association provides medical information for professionals and operates a national helpline.
  • Kay told us why she has chosen to run despite living with fibromyalgia: "I have had Fibro for 6 yrs now. Before Fibro I was extremely active, very for and a very active mother to my daughter to.  Then I was hit with Fibro after a mental breakdown.  At the start I...

  • Amanda Keddie will defy her fibromyalgia and will run 5k in the Simplyhealth Great North Run to raise awareness and funds for FMA UK. She shares her story with us: ‘’My name is Amanda, I'm 20 years old and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 years ago. I am in...

  • Dawn Hartley participated on BBC Radio Nottinghamshire today. They have been talking about the symptoms and how it can affect you. The show can be found here and the audio about fibro starts around 10.10: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06hb4w1 Des Quinn appeared on the show at around 10:45 to chat about the condition as well.