Please register your expression of interest if you would like to join an online group

for young people living with ME/CFS.

Expressions of Interest Now Open

What is the ‘Online group for Young People living with ME/CFS’?

The online group for young people living with ME/CFS is an eight-session online community group for 8 to 10 young 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 young people connect with others who have the shared experience of living with ME/CFS.

**Please note this group is for people aged 18-24 years. 

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 4 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

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.


Expressions of Interest Now Open

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