Please register your expression of interested if you are interested in joining a group to connect with other people who have a shared experience of living with ME/CFS and who are also parents (mainly of younger children).

Expression of Interest Now Open

What is the ‘Online Support Group - Being a parent with ME/CFS’?

This online support group is for parents with ME/CFS. It is an eight week online peer support group for 8 to 10 people hosted by a professional facilitator engaged by Emerge Australia. It takes place in our virtual meeting room over Zoom. We have three core themes for our online community groups: Patient Support, Carer Support, Community Building. The aim of this group is to help you to connect with other people who have a shared experience of living with ME/CFS and who are also parents (mainly of younger children).

Why should I attend?

Accessing peer support - talking to people who 'get it' - is one of the primary requests that we receive at Emerge Australia. We have designed this pilot program to provide a safe space - with a facilitator - where people who live with ME/CFS and who are also parents can meet and talk for an hour.

What will happen in the group?

In this group you will find:

  • Professional facilitator to guide 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

To be advised

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

  • 10:45am session open
  • 11:00am group meeting commences
  • 12:00pm group meeting ends

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

  • 12:45pm session open
  • 1:00pm group meeting commences
  • 2:00pm group meeting ends

People who have registered their interest in this group will be receive an email advising sessions times and dates once they have been confirmed and before being released publicly.

Expression of Interest Now Open

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