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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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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/Social meetings are occasionally held in Canal Station Bar, Stow Brae, 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 21st November 2016 @ 1.00pm, Paisley 

Thursday 17th November 2016 @ 11.00am, Greenock

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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Thank you to Stephanie Roy, for the donation of £200 made to Fibro PaIN from the Clairvoyant Night on 17th September.

If you missed out on this great evening - or indeed, maybe you were there and fancy another similar night.

Genevieve Bailey and Alexis Wilson will be putting on an Evening of Clairvoyance on Friday 18th November at 7.30pm in Elderslie Village Hall.  Tickets costing £5.00 are available on the door or by contacting Genevieve on 07545 057757.   A Charity Donation from this evening will be made to Fibro PaIN.

 
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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.
  • How can I get involved? Get involved on social media:  Add a Twibbon to your Facebook and Twitter profile pictures: http://twibbon.com/support/fight-fibro-2017 Join our Thunderclap on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr: http://thndr.me/PQAxdt Spread the word by liking, sharing and retweeting our posts and videos on Facebook (@ukfibro) and Twitter (@fmauk) Take a selfie and post it on social media...

  • Lynsey Read-Edwards from Norfolk together with her husband Paul will walk 14 km from Dale Head to Catbells in Lake District on 23 September for FMA UK with the aim of raising £1,000. She has already raised £760. Lynsey told us: ‘’I wish to complete the challenge and raise awareness for Fibromyalgia...

  • Demi-Louise Bailey has contacted us with her story about competing in charity pageants, and is competing in Miss Voluptuous UK in September.  She tells us:  "I was diagnosed when I was 15 (2012)- at this time in my life I was practically immobile. I was forced out of school. I had...