[Ed Note: In particular, this trust's intent to offer no-cost "fieldworkers to provide practical assistance for the severely unwell" should resonate with ME/CFS and FM advocates everywhere this Awareness Day. The Chronic Pain and Fatigue Trust Facebook page is HERE.]
May 7, 2012 NEW ZEALAND:
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers around the world are looking forward to May 12th 2012 for their international awareness day. The exciting news is that a new charitable trust is launching here in New Zealand on May 10th to provide services for 120,000 - 220,000 people who suffer in this country.
Fibromyalgia (Fibro) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are extremely debilitating disorders with symptoms such as extreme fatigue (unrelieved by rest), severe headaches, chronic sore throats, body wide muscle pains and spasms, insomnia, severe abdominal pain and nausea.
After 2 years of preparation and building relationships within the health sector, both medical and not for profits, the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Trust is now ready to start providing no cost services to sufferers throughout the country.
Services are aimed at achieving four main priorities;
• Raising awareness and understanding in the community
• Education of medical communities
• Education, self-management and treatment advice and support for those that suffer
• Fieldworkers to provide practical assistance for the severely unwell
The official launch is being held at Rannoch House in Epsom (Thursday 10th May) and is being celebrated by medical professionals, volunteers, other not for profit representatives and local sufferers.
All press are welcome to attend. Canapes and drinks from 6.30 onwards.
Founder & Chair
Phone 09 282 3865; Cell 021 607 661