What is the ‘Online Crafting Group for People Living with ME/CFS’?

The Online Crafting Group for People Living with ME/CFS is an eight-session online community group for 8 to 12 people hosted by a professional facilitator engaged by Emerge Australia. It takes place in our virtual meeting room over Zoom. You bring along your own craft project and have the chance to chat while indulging in your crafting passion - be it crocheting, painting or card making. We have three core themes for our online community groups: Patient Support, Carer Support and Community Building. The aim of this group is to provide a space for those living with ME/CFS to connect through your shared interest of crafting. 

Why should I attend?

Accessing peer support to talk with other people who just 'get it' is one of the primary requests that we receive at Emerge Australia. We have designed this program to provide a safe space - with a facilitator - can meet and talk for an hour every other week over a four month period. 

What will happen in the group?

In this group you will find:

  • A professional facilitator to guide the conversation
  • 8 facilitated meetings - every other week for one hour
  • Option to continue to meet after the course - your facilitator will help you to establish ground rules and come up with a plan to continue with the group
  • Social interaction - this group is not structured therapy and will try not to dwell on negative or medical chat
  • The group will have access to a private sub-forum on the Emerge Australia Community Forum where chat can continue between sessions

Session dates and times

The group commence on Tuesday 22 February 2022 and will run for eight sessions, concluding on the 31 May 2022

Every second Tuesday Afternoon

All timings are as per Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra (AEDT or AEST according to start date of group)

  • 1:15pm session open
  • 1:30pm group meeting commences
  • 2:30pm group meeting ends


For more information or if you have questions, please contact [email protected]

Meet your facilitator 

Hi, my name is Rebecca and I live with ME/CFS. At the start of the year I moved back to New Zealand from Australia to be closer to family support. I love reading, spending time in nature, snuggling with my dog, baking and of course crafting! I learnt to crochet and cross stitch last year and have been really enjoying building my skills and making things for people. I can also knit (a little bit) and I make my own body and cleaning products. I look forward to meeting you and crafting together!