We are a small, friendly, ME support group for adults.
Most of our crMEtea members are from rural Cambridgeshire and the surrounding towns and villages.
We offer members a regular newsletter and access to our private Facebook group.
We also have a Zoom meeting with other people with ME in the area on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2pm. The newsletter includes all the details so you can join the call if you feel well enough, and can just drop in to say hello.
We try to have a drop-in physical meet-up in the 4th week of the month at an accessible location for those feeling well enough to go out. We often meet in St Neots, Huntingdon, St Ives and Ely; usually in garden centres or tea shops. We also have “field trips” to other locations. (We’re always happy to hear suggestions for new meet-up locations.)
***Because of the pandemic, meet-ups are generally outside whilst the weather allows. We encourage members to continue to be cautious, and fully understand not wanting to meet indoors, though this may be the only option in the winter. We politely ask that people still covid-test before attending, and wear masks as much as they feel comfortable with, as well as asking people not to attend if recently exposed to a cold or the ‘flu. Physical meet-ups may be cancelled at times of high
Covid incidence and bad weather. ***
We are open to anyone who:
– feels they would benefit from meet-ups in quiet rural locations with easy access parking.
– would enjoy contact with others who live in Cambridgeshire towns, villages and countryside.
– feels isolated and alone with this illness, and wants to feel connected to others.
– wants to be able to chat on zoom meetings or through Facebook.
– pick up tips about handling their illness, and local places to go and see which are ME-friendly or more accessible.
– we really like tea and cake – so we share tips on good places for tea and cake, even gluten free treats or decaff tea!
If you would like to join crMEtea please fill out the contact page form. Thank you.
For anyone living in other areas of Cambridgeshire.
Please check our Links section which has details of nearby groups, so you can choose which is the most convenient group(s) for you to join.
We are an independent meet-up group for people who have M.E. and live in and around Cambridgeshire. Accompanying friends and relatives of people with M.E. are also very welcome to come.
The primary aim of this group is to offer an opportunity for local people who have M.E. to meet together in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Everyone in our group is in the same ‘M.E. boat’ as you, so we hope you feel confident to come along!
You may have been given a diagnosis named as one of the illnesses listed below.
M.E. – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
The name SEID is being used for ME in some countries (Systemic Exertional Intollerance Disease).
There is no universally accepted diagnosis yet, or even full agreement about the name of our illness. We hope this will change soon. What we do know is that ME is a multi-system physical illness with a variety of symptoms.
Detailed information about the symptoms of M.E. and other advice can be found at the ME charity:
The ME Association (www.meassociation.org.uk).
In line with the latest scientific evidence we consider PEM (Post Exertional Malaise) to be a distinctive and cardinal symptom of ME.
If you see any inaccuracies in the information on our website, or you think it needs updating in any way, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Thank you.