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Home > The Society > Society Pages > Riverland ME/CFS Support Group meeting: 1 August 2008
Riverland ME/CFS Support Group meeting: 1 August 2008

The Riverland ME/CFS Support Group held a meeting at 1:30pm on Friday 1 August at the Riverland Resource Centre in Berri.

The guest speaker was Brenda McHugh-Wilkinson, Grief Counsellor with Riverland Regional Community Health.

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Brenda McHugh Wilkinson




Report of the meeting

The Riverland CFS Support Group held their regular 6-week meeting on the 1st of August 2008 at the Riverland Resource Centre in Berri. 11 people attended – 2 of these were new members.

A group discussion took place with members chatting about their medication and what works for them.

Brenda McHugh Wilkinson, a grief counsellor with Riverland Regional Community Health Service, was our well-received guest speaker.

Brenda spoke on what grief reactions we have when dealing with any illness including ME/CFS and how to try and cope; she said that each person reacts differently to loss and grief. Our members put forward their feelings of what grief meant to them, these included disbelief, anger, helplessness, a feeling of loss of self worth and other emotions.

Brenda also spoke on ways of taking ‘care of yourself’ expressing your feelings by writing or through art, or by poetry and joining a support group like ours, our members all agreed that they could relate to this.

Thanks to Brenda for an informative and thought-provoking session.

It was decided by all members present to have a Mental Health Support person attend and speak to the group in our final meeting for the year on Friday 5th of December.

Raelene Jackson, Support Group Coordinator.

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