Complex Chronic Illness Support (CCI Support)
Complex Chronic Illness Support (CCI Support) is a charitable organisation which exists to ‘Empower People Towards Wellness’ by providing support, connections, education, and advocacy to clients who experience complex chronic illness, their whānau, and their communities. Complex chronic illnesses include Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS), Fibromyalgia, Post-Viral Fatigue / Syndrome, Dysautonomia and Long Covid.*
Those with complex chronic illness experience symptoms which severely impact their day-to-day life, such as extreme physical and mental fatigue, muscle and joint pain, impaired memory and concentration, sleep disturbance, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, and anxiety. Established in 1981 in Tauranga, CCI Support works with clients in the Bay of Plenty, Lakes district, Waikato (including the coromandel), and throughout New Zealand, delivering an essential service where support and resources from the medical sector is limited. CCI Support clients access our services following a referral by their health professional, or alternatively through a self-referral form on our website.