Website: Currently under construction
Address: Physical Health Psychology Department, Therapy Services, 2nd Floor, Cannock Chase Hospital, Brunswick Road Cannock WS11 5XY
Telephone: 01543 576609
“The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Service is a small multidisciplinary team based within the Physical Health Psychology Service at Cannock Chase Hospital in Staffordshire and is for adults with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
“All referrals to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Service are received from either G.P’s or Consultants within our geographical area. The G.P/ Consultant making the referral should provide a confirmed diagnosis.
“We do not have a medic within our team and therefore the service is unable to provide a diagnosis.
“The aim of the service is to try and help individuals manage their fatigue and related symptoms more effectively once a diagnosis has been established.
“Our input consists of face to face or online group and individual therapy from Psychology and Occupational Therapy. We focus on physical, practical and psychological strategies to support people accept their condition and make positive lifestyle changes to regulate symptoms and mange setbacks.
“Our group programme and time limited individual input can cover sessions on understanding and acceptance, thoughts and feelings, activity and resting advice, guidance on sleep, memory and concentration issues, managing stress, problem solving techniques, coping strategies and the importance of relaxation.
“Groups also provide the opportunity to meet others who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, therefore reducing the feelings of isolation that can often be experienced.”