I think the venue is crucial. Easy Access. No Smoking. Perhaps commonplace these days ...but M.E. people need more ... Comfortable, supportive environment - low noise level, chemical free , flourescent light free, If refreshments are offered to the group this should include caffiene free and chemical free alternatives. I think diet too is a difficult scenario . Accounting for gluten Free, dairy free , sugar free , individual allergies , it needs to be thought about sensitively doesn't it. I would have appreciated learning about the hummingbird foundation, getting help with benefits and possibly advocates through the process , and having help re: tests. All just very practical stuff really. I was wondering about peoples experiences and what they would like?