About Us

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Richmond and Kingston ME Group are a support group for people with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), also known as CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).

Our mission is to provide support to anyone affected by ME/CFS.

Our purpose is to reduce isolation, provide support and information to our members, reach new members, raise public awareness of ME and its devastating effect on people and their families.

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We provide training sessions locally for medical, education, social and other welfare support services to increase understanding of ME.

We are also involved in campaigning for better local and domiciliary services for people with this condition, and in supporting biomedical research into ME.

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We are a not-for-profit organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC for tax purposes and validated by the Localgiving Foundation.

We are not registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales because our turnover is less than £5,000 per year.

If you have ME, or know someone who has this condition, you are very welcome to join us.

What we offer

  • We offer members information and support through:

  • Newsletters; four issues per year plus email news six times per year

  • Website: www.richmondandkingstonmegroup.org.uk

  • Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RichmondandKingstonMEGroup

  • Twitter: @randkmegroup

  • Private (closed) email chat group in Google Groups

  • Coffee meetings for members and their carers

  • Signposting to professional benefits help and support

  • Signposting to local services and support

  • Periodic fundraising and ME awareness raising events

  • Occasional one off events (pub meet-ups, lectures and talks on aspects of ME). Some meet-ups recently have been to share experiences of meditation and guided relaxation.

  • Library