ME :: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
  CFS :: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  FM :: Fibromyalgia
  MCS :: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

ME/CFS/FM Support Association Queensland Inc..

 Tropical North Queensland Support Group
 ~ Mission Statement ~

The objects of the TNQ Support Group are as follows.....

  1. To extend a welcome to all persons with an interest in ME/CFS/FM/MCS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia/Multiple Chemical Sensitivity), sufferers (diagnosed or suspected), their carers, families and friends, to join together in membership of this support group, aiming its outreach to all who seek its help, in the following ways:

    • To provide friendship and support to one another and others in need of such.
    • To disseminate information about ME/CFS/FM/MCS.
    • To share experiences in management of living with these illnesses and similar.
  2. To promote awareness and understanding of the disabling nature and potential severity of ME/CFS/FM/MCS amongst:

    • members of the Medical Profession and Allied Health Professionals
    • all Educators at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels
    • Employers
    • Politicians and Government Departments
    • The Community in general
  3. To assist and support the ME/CFS/FM Support Association Queensland Inc. our parent body.
  4. To maintain links with other individuals, groups, medical professionals and researchers with a similar interest in ME/CFS/FM; both to support and encourage and to access current knowledge and developments in diagnosis and treatment.
  5. To publicise the urgent need for funding of research into the cause and treament of ME/CFS/FM/MCS.
  6. To seek and raise funds to fulfil the Association's objectives, but restricted to activities governed by health limitations.


  • The TNQ Support Group through ME/CFS/FM Support Association Qld Inc. supports, and has membership of the ALISON HUNTER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION ...(the Australian charitable institution which was formed in 1998 to reduce the impact in the community of the diseases myalgic encephalopathy & chronic fatigue syndrome, following the death of 19 year old Alison)
  • Our Support Group also embraces the Annual 'International ME Awareness Campaign' begun in the U.S. 9 years ago, and
  • Supports 'Brame'(Blue Ribbon for the Awareness of ME)...the awareness campaign based in the U.K. & now active in 18 countries.
  • Supports Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (also May 12)
  • Supports The MICAGO Declaration and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month - May


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