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Lower Hutt Meetings

August 2014
Wednesday 20 August Waimea Cafe, Waikanae 11am to 1pm
September 2014
Wednesday 17 September Waimea Cafe, Waikanae11am to 1pm
October 2014
Wednesday 15 October Waimea Cafe, Waikanae 11am to 1pm
November 2014
Wednesday 19 November Waimea Cafe, Waikanae 11am to 1pm
December 2014
No meeting planned at this stage.
January 2015
More information to come.
Our Meetings stay at the same venue on the third Wednesday of the month at the Waimea Cafe in Waikanae. We meet from 11am to 1pm.

 

August 2014
Monday 4 August, Johnsonville Community Centre, 12:30 to 2:30pm
September 2014
Monday 1 September,Anvil House, Wellington 12:30 to 2:30pm
October 2014
Monday 6 October, Johnsonville Community Centre12:30 to 2:30pm
November 2014
Monday 3 November, Anvil House, Wellington 12:30 to 2:30pm
December 2014
Monday 1 December, Johnsonville Community Centre 12:30 to 2:30pm
January 2015
No meetings held in January.
Our Meetings alternate venues between Anvil House in central Wellington and the Johnsonville Community Centre. We meet on the first Monday of the month (except in June because of Queen’s Birthday so choose to meet on the first Tuesday) and do not have meetings in January. We meet from 12:30 to 2:30pm.

 

August 2014
Tuesday 12 August, Room 1 Apex House, 1pm to 3pm
September 2014
Tuesday 9 September, Room 1 Apex House, 1pm to 3pm
October 2014
Tuesday 14 October, Room 1 Apex House, 1pm to 3pm
November 2014
Tuesday 11 November, Room 1 Apex House, 1pm to 3pm
December 2014
Tuesday 9 December, Room 1 Apex House, 1pm to 3pm
January 2015
More information to come.
Our Meetings stay at the same venue on the second Tuesday of the month in Room 1, Apex House (corner Laings Rd & Queens Drive) in Lower Hutt. We meet from 1pm to 3pm.

 

We welcome new members at any time but would love you to get into contact with our Community Support Worker Claire for more details before attending your first meeting.

 

If you’d like to get into contact with the group you can ring us (0800 632 847), email us information@wellme.org.nz or if you’re looking for immediate support, please click here.

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Next Lower Hutt WellMe Support Group Meeting: Tuesday 9 September 1:00 – 3:00pm

Ground Floor, Room One
Russell Keown House, formerly Apex House (odd shaped 3 storey building on corner of Queens Drive and Laings Road).
Lower Hutt

This meeting will provide an opportunity to get to know one another better. We will also have a conversation about what you would like from this group, bring your ideas & suggestions with you.

Tea/Coffee/Herbal teas and light gluten free refreshments will be available but you are welcome to bring your own food.
A reminder that meetings are ‘fragrance free’ and that you may come and go as you need to for your own comfort. There will be a mat and a pillow to lie down on.

The venue is one block south of the Queensgate bus stop. Queensgate is the end of the line for The Flyer, the airport bus. Across the road are the Civic Gardens & the Hutt City Council buildings which are currently under demolition. On the opposite corner is a Rebel Sports & Briscoe’s store.
Parking on the street is $1.50 – $2 per hour for a maximum of 2 hours. There is long term off-street parking in Liangs Road, opposite the Dowse Museum. There is also a car parking building on Queens Drive.
There will be membership forms available and an opportunity to pay annual membership fees which are $20 for waged, and $15 for unwaged.

I hope to see you there.

Claire Laurenson
Community Support Co-ordinator
WellMe (Wellington Region ME/CFS Support Group Inc)

This Is Your Body Without Sleep (Infographic)

This Is Your Body Without Sleep (Infographic)

BY MINDBODYGREEN
APRIL 10, 2013 6:34 AM EDT

Virtually everyone has experienced the negative effects of a bad night’s sleep: grogginess, crankiness, lack of focus and a host of other nasty feelings that hover over your body and mind the entire day. Getting too little sleep just isn’t any fun.

It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that the long-term consequences of sleep deprivation can be fairly devastating to your overall health. The folks over at Health Central have compiled these effects, which range from the obvious (impaired cognition) to the surprising (higher risk of breast cancer), into a handy infographic that covers all the sleep deprivation bases. You can take a look below to see for yourself why it’s probably best that you turn in a bit earlier than usual tonight.

Click to read more.

Hutt Valley WellMe Support Group Meeting, Tuesday 12 August 1pm -3pm

Room One
Ground Floor
Formerly Apex House, now called Russell Keown House (odd shaped 3 storey building on corner of Queens Drive and Laings Road) Lower Hutt

Tea/Coffee/Herbal teas and light gluten free refreshments will be available at the beginning of the meeting but you are welcome to bring your own food.
John McGuigan is our guest speaker for the first part of the meeting. John is an advocate for the Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service and he will talk about patient rights and what the service offers. The remainder of the meeting will include group business and facilitated group discussion.

A reminder that meetings are ‘fragrance free’ and that you may come and go as you need to, for your own comfort. There will be a mat and a pillow if you need to lie down.

The venue is one block south of the Queensgate bus stop. Queensgate is the end of the line for The Flyer, the airport bus. Across the road are the Civic Gardens & the Hutt City Council buildings which are currently under deconstruction and has a colourful fence around it. On the opposite corner is a Rebel Sports & Briscoe’s store.

Parking on the street is $1.50 – $2 per hour. There is off-street parking to the left of council building, opposite the Dowse Museum. There is also a car parking building on Queens Drive.

There will be membership forms available and an opportunity to pay annual membership fees of: waged $20, unwaged $15.

I look forward to seeing you there and I think you will find John’s talk very informative and helpful.

Kind regards,
Claire Laurenson
Community Support Co-ordinator
WellMe (Wellington Region ME/CFS Support Group Inc)

Phone: 970-1222 (0800 632 847 for general information & enquiries)

CliniHelp app for ME patients from Griffith University

Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are set to benefit with the dual launch of a specialist Griffith University clinic and smartphone app, both aimed to manage their illness and improve health outcomes.

The first app of its kind, CliniHelp is available from the App Store and will help users track their symptoms on a weekly basis, as well as monitor changes in their condition and share information with their physician.

“A major advantage of CliniHelp is that it will allow physicians to be more informed of their patients’ symptoms when cognition can be a major impediment for patients with CFS,” says Professor Marshall-Gradisnik.

Read more here.
Buy CliniHelp from iTunes:

“CliniHelp is a comprehensive record-keeping tool specifically designed for patients suffering from:
– Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS);
– Multiple Sclerosis (MS); and
– Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

CliniHelp helps you to record your symptoms and track your condition on a weekly basis by keeping detailed records of information relevant to CFS, MS and RA. Your records are conveniently stored in your mobile phone as PDF documents and can be accessed anytime. You can provide these records to your health practitioners who can use this to make better informed decisions in managing your condition.

The information entered by you will be sent to Griffith University, Brisbane / Gold Coast, Australia. This information will help our researchers to better understand CFS, MS and RA. We ultimately hope this would lead to better treatments and diagnostics. The information sent to Griffith University will be anonymous and not include any personal identity details such as your name or address.”