Symptoms of depression and anxiety are common in those who have Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with these conditions or have had the symptoms for a long time it can be tough. Some people report feeling overwhelmed having to manage their condition and attend medical appointments. Other’s report finding it difficult to adjust to changes within areas of their life to manage the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia.

Vita Health Group are working alongside physical health professionals to provide better emotional and psychological support to patients with CFS and Fibromyalgia.

Treatments offered include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is effective at reducing symptoms of low mood, anxiety and other emotional problems.

The experience of breathlessness can be distressing and difficult to control, and this often leads to worry, panic, overthinking, avoidance, and withdrawal. Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Strong negative feelings towards Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
  • Feeling alone and isolated with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
  • Avoiding or being unmotivated to follow treatment plan or self-management strategies
  • Uncertainty about health and the future
  • Difficulties to express needs to close others or health professionals
  • ME Connct helpline

    0344 576 5326

    All calls cost no more than a local call from a landline or mobile and will be included in your call package. They’re available 365 days a year. Between 10-12, 2-4 and 7-9pm

  • Fibromyalgia helpline

    General helpline: 0300 999 3333

    Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

    Benefits helpline: 0300 999 0055

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10-12am



  • Useful links

  • Books

    Living with ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2022)

    • Authors: Dr Gerald Coakley and Beverly Knops
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780241557211
    • An evidence-based guide for people struggling with ME/CFS – as well as their friends and family – that provides practical information and accessible advice on how to manage and live with this challenging condition, at all stages of severity.

    Fighting Fatigue: Managing the Symptoms of CFS/ME (2009)

    • Authors: Sue Pemberton and Catherine Berry
    • Publisher: Hammersmith Press Limited
    • ISBN: 9781905140282
    • This book offers straightforward and specific expert advice, accompanied by real life stories, on managing different aspects of everyday life that can affect ME/CFS. Written by a healthcare professional and a person with M.E./CFS, they understand the way fatigue affects concentration and therefore break their guidance into easy-to-follow steps that can be worked through at the reader’s own pace.

    Coping Better With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for CFS/ME (2009)

    • Authors: Bruce Fernie and Gabrielle Murphy
    • Publisher: Karnac Books
    • ISBN: 9781855755376
    • This book is written to help patients to develop and apply new insights into overcoming some of their specific symptoms as well as coping with ME/CFS, both during the course of their therapy and afterwards. It provides a structure and framework for understanding ME/CFS and its effects as well as practical approached to help address some of the symptoms.
  • Apps

    ActiveME app

    Helps to track energy levels.

    FibroMapp App

    Helps to track pain levels and is approved by the NHS.

  • Videos

    Listen to Tamus Pincus talk about living with chronic pain and acceptance of the condition.

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