New support group for people with long-term illness

Lynne Collie
Lynne Collie

A new group will start in Laurencekirk this Saturday aimed at helping people with long-term illnesses be able to live more positive, fulfilling lives.

Set up by Lynne Collie and Jacqueline McDonald, who have both suffered from long-term illness themselves, Lynne told the Leader that she hoped the group could “inspire” others.

She said: “We want to focus on positive possibilities that can be achieved after being diagnosed with long-term illness.

“The aim is to bring individuals, families and carers together, to share stories, support and inspire, adn show that positive possibilities can be achieved even with a long-term illness like ME or Fibromalgia, or any other long-term condition for that matter. We would like to show that it’s not all doom and gloom and we hope to inspire people. I wish someone had said that to me when I was first diagnosed.

“We would like to welcome everybody along on Saturday, and hopefully we can continue to run the meetings on a monthly basis.”

The Wellbeing Group will meet for the first time this Saturday, November 5, at their premises at 12 High Street, Laurencekirk from 10.30am-12pm and is free.