The ME/CFS/FM Support Association Qld Inc. (formerly known as the ME/CFS/FM Support Association Toowoomba Inc.) offers a warm welcome to all persons with an interest in ME/CFS/FM. Our organisation provides friendship, encouragement and support for one another, whilst disseminating information re Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Since inception, the outreach of our organisation has extended not only to Toowoomba and surrounding districts, but also to various other locations in Queensland and beyond, in response to requests made for help and information. There is also interchange with other ME/CFS and FM Support Societies in New Zealand, South Africa, U.K., Canada, and U.S.A; as well as those within Australia.
Although situated on the crest of the Great Dividing Range, 120km west of Brisbane, in July 2004 the Department of Queensland Health asked us to become the peak body for all sufferers of ME/CFS/FM throughout Queensland.
In 2004, thanks to the generosity of the Sisters of Charity Outreach Centre, in conjunction with St. Vincent’s Hospital, our association was given space in the Outreach Centre, a 3-bedroom house opposite the Hospital, in which we established an office and drop-in centre.
In 2012 the Outreach Centre was sold, but St Vincents administration generously provided the Association with a room in the Hospital – see “Office Location” above..
The office hours are 11am – 3pm Tuesday to Thursday. The current office is not large enough to be used officially as a drop-in centre, but if the room is too busy to allow chatting with a caller, we could possibly chat elsewhere in the Hospital.