We currently operate 8 Link Groups in various locations around the county. Meetings are normally monthly, and are usually in cafes or hotels which offer a quiet environment for members to meet together. New members are provided with details of their nearest link group with the contact details for the group leader.
By joining the local link group, a member has the opportunity to meet, chat, share tea/coffee etc, share tactics and strategies, get support from those who understand during a bad patch, or just to relax in good company and talk about something completely different. Meetings are held on a basis of mutual understanding, respect and care.
Most link groups enjoy a Christmas lunch together, and some arrange their own trips out. The Self-care Co-ordinator also arranges other activities around the county – some strictly social to which families are also welcome, and some are workshops of relevance to people with ME. Link group meetings also provide members with the opportunity to suggest – through the link group leader – other activities or ideas to improve the services we provide.