Learning Excellence Awards 2022 – Finalist!

We are thrilled to announce that we are a finalist in this year’s Learning Excellence Awards! The Learning Excellence Awards span the training, learning and development activities provided by companies – whether in-house, or through professional training/learning organisations. The nomination and short-listing process has been ongoing since last Summer and next week the winners will …

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FAO: Exercise Professionals – When Overload Principle Can Be Harmful….

#MindsetReboot Campaign Exercise is a good thing……Right? Most people need more physical activity……Agreed “There is no situation, there is no age, and no condition where exercise is not a good thing” This was stated by Sir Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Advisor, during a Covid19 press briefing during lockdown in 2020. It has been quoted in …

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Long Covid, M.E/C.F.S, and Exercise Professionals

This blog post is a transcript of this podcast Sally  Hello, welcome to Lightbulb Moments. Today I’m talking to Stripy Lightbulb CIC Director Chantelle Martin. In her day job, Chantelle is an Occupational Therapist, but she has studied for an Exercise and Sports Science degree. She has also taken additional exercise training courses level three …

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Paradigm Shift? Possibly not.

Unless you have been enjoying a desert island island get-away with no wifi or phone coverage for the past few years and have either not seen any UK press and media, or any communications from M.E charities and advocacy groups, you will know that the National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE) in the UK, …

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Severe M.E Day 2021 – 8th August

As a Community Interest Company (CIC), we concentrate on CPD accredited education rather than advocacy. However, Severe M.E day is a significant event in the M.E (M.E/C.F.S) patient community calendar and is an occasion that should be marked by all involved in working towards progress for the patient community. As the 25% M.E Group state …

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Long Covid – Struggling In The Aftermath of M.E/C.F.S Neglect and Stigma

Photo is of a neglected and falling down wooden house.

Our Managing Director Sally Callow, as a M.E/C.F.S and Long Covid patient, M.E/C.F.S patient advocate, and MD of an online training platform about M.E/C.F.S, is currently collaborating with local public health teams working on their Long Covid strategy. The illnesses are very similar in terms of overlapping symptoms and patient experience (including stigma) and a …

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General Medical Council Complaint Outcome

In her capacity as Managing Director of an online training company about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E/C.F.S), our M.D. Sally Callow complained to various organisations including the General Medical Council about a BBC Breakfast segment on Long Covid on 2nd February 2020, specifically about the false information on recovery through exercise and ‘positive thinking’ for patients …

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DWP Campaign – Update

Message from our Managing Director Sally Callow My Board and I have decided to discontinue our DWP campaign, thank you so much to everyone who has supported us with this endeavour for the past 3 months. This is the document that caused us to launch our DWP campaign, the document was obtained via Freedom of …

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