M.E. Awareness Week is 7th May - 14th May
National M.E. Awareness Day 12th May
ME Awareness Day is on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, and it has become traditional to mark the week as ME Awareness Week – for patients and in the media.
OXFORDSHIRE M.E. Awareness events are happening on Monday 14th May
This year there are two meetings in Oxfordshire for people with ME during ME Awareness Week – both on Monday 14th May. Friends, family and carers are welcome at these social gatherings.
It has been suggested that OMEGA members mark this day in whatever way they can manage, to raise awareness and to make a link between all of us. The committee thought this was a great idea.
- dropping in at one of the meetings (details below)
- getting in contact with another member (or a person further afield) by email or text
- using social media to say something about the illness
- inviting a friend or neighbour for a chat and mentioning ME
- telephoning another member
- if you know anyone else with the illness, reminding them that it is ME Awareness week
- lighting a candle, to remember those who are struggling daily, and those who are severely ill
- watching the film 'Unrest', and suggesting that someone else does too
- holding an 'Unrest' party
- meditating or being mindful
- sending a card to someone who would like to know you are thinking of them
The meetings are:
OMEGA Oxford Area Social gathering
from 1.15 pm onwards at
De Vere Hotel (formerly Oxford Thames Four Pillars), Henley Road, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford, OX4 4GX
WAGS (Wantage and Grove Support Group)
10.30am -12noon at Cornerstone Cafe, Grove
If you would like to tell us about your experiences on Monday May 14th, we could put these together in the next Newsletter. Please send a sentence or two (or more) to the Newsletter editor newsletter.OMEGA@gmail.com
We are looking forward to joining in, and also to hearing how other members found their day.
Held monthly, on Fridays, 11am-1pm. For more details, call 01865 718274 or email email@example.com
OMEGA Oxford Area Social gathering
Meetings on the first Monday of every month (except bank holidays when it will be the following Monday) Time from 1.15 pm onwards.
Location: De Vere Thames Hotel (Formally Four Pillars Hotel) Henley Road Sandford-On-Thames, Oxford, OX4 4GX
An opportunity for OMEGA members and carers to socialise with other ME sufferers.
Tel: 01993 866610 for details
The bus services from Oxford is now the 3A city bus going via Iffley Rd and stops just beyond the hotel entrance.
Wantage and Grove ME/CFS Support Group
Location: Cornerstone Coffee Shop, 10 Savile Way, Grove, Wantage, OX12 0PT
For further information phone Annie Kingsbury on 01235 763813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
South Oxfordshire ME/CFS Support Group
Dates Usually 2nd Monday in the month except when a bank holiday falls on the 1st Monday and then the 3rd Monday in the month Time: 12.30pm to 2pm
Location: Shillingford Bridge Hotel, OX10 8LZ
Car parking on site. Buses X39 and X40 stop 5 minutes walk from the hotel. (Thames Travel 139 no longer stops nearby).
For further information email: email@example.com
Banbury Support Group
Meetings on the first Tuesday of the month, between 12 noon and 1.00pm, later if energy permits.
Location: The Mill, Banbury OX16 5QE. There is ample metered parking outside.
Facebook: Banbury ME Support Group
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 07745 385293 for details.
Parent Support Contact
Contact Priscilla on 01844 213772 or email@example.com for details.