COVID 19 Update: Due to the current COVID 19 situation it is likely that many of the face to face organisations and services listed across our website are suspended. Please call to check first.
Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Health Connections Mendip Directory.
This is a monthly peer support group meeting every third Monday of the month, from 3.30pm – 5.00pm at the Crispin Community Centre, High Street, Street, Somerset. It is a space for people with Fibromyalgia and their carers to seek information and support. If you would like any further details, please contact Health Connections Mendip via the details below.
This website has helpful information, leaflets, tools and videos on managing pain.
Their service is by referral only. However, the resources on the website are available to the public.
*Covid pandemic update-Currently suspended*
MS Exercise Group(people with other Long Term Conditions are also welcome) is a friendly supportive exercise group with the opportunity to have a cup of tea and a chat after the exercise with people in similar situation. Please wear comfortable clothing. Frome Cheese and Grain. Mondays 10.30-12 noon. £3.50 or £2.50 with no tea/coffee. Supported by Bath MS Branch.
*Updated due to Covid pandemic. Currently running but meeting outside, call Health Connections Mendip on 01373 468368*
On Track is a goal setting group service. Come along to these friendly peer led groups where you can join people who are setting goals that might improve their health and wellbeing. Get support and support others, get on track and have a chat over a cup of tea. Please contact us on 01373 468368 for specific dates.
Frome Every other Tuesday, 10.00am to 11.30am – Frome Medical Practice, Enos Way, BA11 1FH
Shepton Mallet Every other Monday, 10.30am to 12.00pm – The Brasserie, 64 High Street, Shepton Mallet
Street Every other Friday, 3.00pm to 4.30pm – Fondo Lounge, 107 High St, Street BA16 0EY
The aim of the programme is to provide self-management support for people living with persistent pain. The core focus is to enable people to better manage their own health through increasing their self confidence, increasing their skills and supporting positive changes in health related behaviour; resulting in people who feel they are in control of their health choices. This is a rolling programme consisting of six free sessions. Sessions are provided once a week for 2 hours and are held in Frome, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Glastonbury.
*Covid update- Currently not meeting, Support being offered on the CHILL Facebook page, link on the CHILL website*
CHILL-Chronic Illness, Living and Learning is a peer support group for people with long term health conditions.
If you have ME/CFS, MS, Parkinsons, depression, arthritis, you are welcome to come along to our peer support group for people with long term health conditions run by people with long term health conditions. The group’s aim is to provide a platform for you to: Connect with others and make new friends, learn about available therapies, support, exercise and financial assistance from guest speakers. We meet on the first Monday of every month 1pm until 3pm at the Blue House, 4 The Bridge, Frome BA11 1AP. No need to book a place, just turn up.
We are a small, friendly and positive group of people who meet informally once a month for mutual support and to exchange tips for recovery. Please call Carol for meeting times.
We provide specialist services for adults experiencing longstanding fatigue that is having a significant impact on daily functioning and activities. There are three strands to our Service which provide fatigue and lifestyle management for viral fatigue/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME; cancer related fatigue living with and beyond cancer (Macmillan Step Up Service) and long term conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis.
For referral advice or for further information, please contact our team or visit our website.
If you are suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and would like help and advice, contact the Somerset team on the number below.
An outpatient hospital-based interactive exercise and education group programme aimed at encouraging self-management of FMS. Please note you must have a clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia. For referral advice please contact Julie Russell or Sandi Derham. This service accepts only GP referrals. We offer support in following evidence-based self-management strategies to manage fatigue and other symptoms of CFS/ME. We occasionally run support sessions for carers/supporters. Most people who attend this service have noticed that their symptoms and confidence in managing their condition improves.