Support

Auckland

ME/CFS Auckland Support Group
Website: http://www.meauckland.org.nz
Email: 
manager@meauckland.org.nz
Facebook: ME/CFS Auckland Support Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/110616075638479/?fref=nf
Phone: 0800 632 553 (0800MEAKLD)

Facebook: CFS/FM YOUNG PEOPLE SUPPORT GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/812932815437476/?fref=gc&dti=543462209363705&hc_location=ufi

Drury – South Auckland Group (new group)2nd Saturday of each month
Venue: Redshed Palazzo  www.redshedpalazzo.co.nz Drury. All who are interested are most welcome.
For more information email Annette Spence at annette.drurymovingforward@gmail.com

Young Peoples Group
Contact: Rosalie Oliver
Phone: 021 107 9572
Email: sylvacrowe@gmail.com

Bay of Plenty

BAY OF PLENTY
Complex Chronic Illness Support Inc.
(Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Whakatane, Katikati/Waihi, Te Puke & Rotorua)
Field officers in Western & Eastern BoP
Website:  www.ccisupport.org.nz
Email:  info@ccisupport.org.nz

Bay of Plenty (Western)
Contact:  Administration or Field Officers
Email:  info@ccisupport.org.nz
Phone:  07 281 1481

Bay of Plenty (Eastern)
Contact:  Elizabeth McGougan
Email:  elizabeth@ccisupport.org.nz

Canterbury

M.E. / CFS Group (Canterbury) Inc.
Canterbury Website

Contact: Anna Grenfell
email:  mecfs1@gmail.comPhone: 03-365-5887
Webpage: canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/community/MECFS
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1543817449032899/?ref=group_browse_new
Address: P.O. Box 29-256,
Christchurch, New Zealand;

Gisborne

Contact:Margaret Stuart
Phone: (06) 868-6861,
Email: Margaret.stuart@xtra.co.nz

Hamilton

Waikato ME/CFS Client Services
MS Waikato Website
Coordinator and Support Group Facilitator
Contact: Tracey Larsen
Ph: 07 8344745
Email: tracey@mswaikato.org.nz

Kaitaia

Contact: Pauline Price
Kaitaia ME/CFS Support Group
Phone: (09) 408-0826.
Email: hpckta@xtra.co.nz

Napier

Contact: Elizabeth Carmine-Dick
Phone:  027 224 9525
Email: lizmecfshb@gmail.com

Nelson

Nelson Bays ME/CFS & FM Support Group Contact: Jaimie to request an information pack Email:  strengthtogethernelson@gmail.com  There are regular informal monthly café meet-ups in our region in Nelson, Richmond and Motueka to which all are welcome. 

MOTUEKA:
Support Group Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday in the Month. 
Time:      11am till midday
Place:      Motueka Community Services, 15 Courtenay Street, Motueka – Old Motueka Hospital Building – (opp Jack Inglis Friendship Hospital)
Contact: Miriam Gratton 
Phone:    03 528 9174 Mobile: 027 243 7124
Email:auntsally01@msn.com

Otago and Southland

MEISS ‘ME Information and Support Service’ Otago and Southland Inc.’ 
Area covers – Dunedin, Oamaru and Invercargill.

MEISS Otago and Southland Website

Contact: Heather Wilson
Phone: (03) 471-6169 
Email: meiss.support@gmail.com 
Facebook Page: Mecfs Meiss Webpage: sites.google.com/sites/meiss2inc 
Support group meetings are held in Dunedin on the last Tuesday of the month. 
Coffee mornings are held in Dunedin every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Invercargill – Southland
Phone:  
Heather  (03) 471-6169 for inquiries
Support group meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month. Meetings are lead by Katrina Lucas

Alexandra (Central Otago) 
Contact: Suzanne Benck Phone: (03) 448-8431 
Email: southquest@xtra.co.nz

East Otago Support Group – Gore 
Contact: John Ibbotson 
Phone: (03) 208-6966

QUEENSTOWN/Wanaka See MEISS Otago/Southland  
Contact: Suzanne Duffy 
Phone: (03) 689-8847 
Email: n.s.riviera@xtra.co.nz

Timaru

Contact: Lyn Mason,
Phone: (03) 684 7099

NZcare4ME

NZcare4ME is a Facebook support group for carers of young people with ME/CFS and related illnesses. We  provide a local (NZ) forum for friendly supportive chat, links to latest research and  pathways to help. Some regions have begun their own meet ups.
https://www.facebook.com/NZcare4ME/

Palmerston North

Palmerston North ME/FM support group
Contact: Leah Baken
Phone: (06) 3267305
Email: memanawatu@gmail.com

Rotorua

Contact:  Administration or Field Officers
Email:  info@ccisupport.org.nz
Phone:  07 281 1481

Taranaki

Claire Winzar is forming a ME/CFS support group in the Taranaki/New Plymouth area.
If you are interested in attending please contact Claire on the email address below.
Email: clairewinzar@hotmail.com

Tauranga

Phone (07) 5787804
Contact Tina Richards ( Field officer)
Tauranga has support group meeting on second Wednesday of the month. Coffee morning on the last Monday of the month.

Mount Manganui Support group meets the last Monday of the month.For Katikati/Waihi and Te Puki Groups please contact Tina.

Whakatane Support Group meetings on the last Monday of the month.Please ring Alison on (07)3071447Whakatane has support group meeting on the second Tuesday of the month and aqua therapy every
Friday. These times may change so please check.

Te Kuiti

Contact Coralle Hodder
Phone: 078755206

Wellington and surrounding area

WellMe – Wellington Region ME/CFS Support Group 
WellMe Website
Phone:  0272455961 – answers within 3 – 5 days at present due to Wellme – Wellington and affiliated groups restructuring.
Address: P O Box 13-029, Johnsonville, Wellington, 6400. 
Email:  information@wellme.org.nz 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonRegionMECFSSupportNetwork/

WellME – A support network for anyone diagnosed with, or who relates with ME / CFS / Fibromyalgia in the wider Wellington Region.

Whanganui

Social Coffee Group for ME/CFS/Fibro sufferers is being set up.
Phone:
 Linda Deakin 021-1488553 (anytime for information)

Whakatane

Contact:  Administration or Field Officers
Email:  info@ccisupport.org.nz
Phone:  07 281 1481

Whitianga

The Mercury Bay Health Support Trust
Buffalo Road, Whitianga
Contact Wendy Algie
Ph: (07) 867 1333 or (work) 0800 224 221
Email: Wendy.Algie@gmail.com
or Gwen Ph: (07) 866 5008

Contact people in areas where no support group is present, or ‘not necessarily affiliated with a support group’.

Timaru Jean Gee Phone: (03) 686 1232 
Email:  grajea15@gmail.com

Karamea Janet Lodge janliza888@gmail.com  or
Rosemary Christiansen Phone: (03) 972 3853 10am – 6pm only 
Email:  rosedawn.c@gmail.com

North Canterbury Christine Benson Phone: (03) 314 2340 10am – 6pm only 
Email: benlea@actrix.co.nz

Rangiora Julia Raymer 
Email: juliaraymer@orcon.net.nz

Timaru Lyn Mason Ph: (03) 684 7099