Salus Fatigue Foundation
Salus Fatigue Foundation is a registered charity providing a unique lifeline for people and their families and friends affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS / ME). Founded in 2009 and they aim to protect and promote the health of people living with the condition. They offer four support groups, educational workshops and self-help groups to sufferers at their base in Sutton Coldfield.
Who are Salus Fatigue Foundation?
There are many different names that are used for chronic fatigue conditions, which is estimated to affect over 250,000 people in Britain. ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia are complex conditions that are often misunderstood, characterised by extreme fatigue and mental exhaustion. Symptoms include muscle pain, tenderness and difficulty sleeping. ME and CFS can range from mild to severe, some sufferers can become bedbound as their symptoms can make it impossible to carry out even everyday activities.
The majority of staff and volunteers at Salus have their own experiences of the condition and have benefited from the Salus programme. Allowing them to sympathise with their service users and provide the best level of support and care.
Salus work on self-management of the condition aiding pain management, coping with fatigue, nutritional advice and stress management. Salus found that people suffering from the condition often become isolated, and with the help of peer to peer support, they aim to help those that feel alone.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
If successful, Salus will use £1,000 towards 100 hours of raising awareness of the conditions, in hospitals, surgeries and local community venues across Birmingham. This would include holding educational presentations, providing flyers and leaflets, providing more reach for Salus to signpost their services.
As Salus’ main funding is coming to an end, the charity will use the remaining £1,000 for the continued development and sustainability of the Foundation, providing vital sustainability training to 6 core members of staff. Helping them to continue to make a positive impact across the Birmingham community.
Where can I go to find out more about the Salus Fatigue Foundation?
Sophia Griffin, Development Coordinator
Tel: 07809 246674