Fibromyalgia Patient Event

What is Fibromyalgia and How Can We Support Each Other?

Date and Time: Thursday 17th September 2020, 12:00 – 13:30 via MS Teams

About this Event

Hosted by the LBWF Social Prescribing service in partnership with Waltham Forest Women’s Network (WFWN).

Over the past few months, we have seen a steady increase of referrals to the WF Social Prescribers from those who have been diagnosed/living with Fibromyalgia so we are organising a virtual session to bring together those who are knowledgeable about this condition as well as those who have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. The aim of the session is to explore how you can support each other and what opportunities are available to do this for those living with Fibromyalgia. We are very pleased that Dr Naomi Law Clinical Psychologist at Whipps Cross Hospital has agreed to do a presentation at this session.

The session will be via Microsoft Teams which hopefully you should be able to download this application onto your Laptop.

Waltham Forest Women’s Network (WFWN) is a small community organisation based in Waltham Forest for over 15 years. WFWN has been organising women only events to bring women together and support each other through empowerment and building networks. Their vision is to empower women to lead healthy and happy lives.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue which ranges from feeling tired, to the exhaustion of a flu-like illness. It may come and go and people can suddenly feel drained of all energy. Fibromyalgia is not new, but is difficult to diagnose. It is as common as rheumatoid arthritis and can even be more painful.

Welcome and Introductions

  • How did Waltham Forest Social Prescribing come to know about Fibromyalgia?
  • Presentation by Dr Naomi Law
    Clinical Psychologist
    Psychiatric Liaison Team, Gastroenterology and Rheumatology
    Whipps Cross Hospital
  • My experience of Fibromyalgia and how it affects my daily life?
  • How can we support each other?

For further details contact: Social.Prescribing@walthamforest.gov.uk
Mobile: 07900 168921

If you would like to attend this online event please email social.prescribing@walthamforest.gov.uk and we will send you an invitation.

Thanks