The Support Network is here to help people in the Lochaber area whose lives are affected by the illness PVFS / CFS / M.E. *
We are a friendly and down-to-earth group who aim to help both people with the illness and their carers, families and friends.Being a grass-roots group, we're not medically trained and don't give medical advice, however we can provide information and members can share tips on what's worked for them.
Our members range from those who are mildly affected to people who are housebound and severely ill. We hope you find the information on this website useful.
What is PVFS / CFS / ME? Our leaflet might answer your questions.
* Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) are all names for what is probably the same debilitating and poorly understood illness.
We meet up from time-to-time for a cuppa and a chat. Please contact us to find out the date and venue for the next meeting.
The aims of Lochaber PVFS/ CFS/ M.E. Support Network are to:
Allow people whose lives are affected by PVFS/ CFS/ M.E. to support one another
Raise awareness of the illness locally among the public and the medical profession
Campaign for specialist services to be provided by NHS Highland
Include people who have severe M.E.
Include people who have no internet access
Membership is free and open to all – people with PVFS/ CFS/ M.E., their carers, families and friends.