Action for M.E. takes action to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by people with M.E. We do this by meeting need now to improve the lives of people with M.E. while taking action to secure change for the future. Alongside providing information, support and advice to people to help improve their health and well-being, Action for M.E. works with professionals to enhance the care and support that people with M.E. receive and funds pilot research projects to advance knowledge of the illness.
What services and support does Action for M.E. offer?
They run a confidential Welfare Advice and Support Service, which offers information on all aspects of the benefits system including what benefits are available, how to apply for them and what to do if you want to appeal against a decision.
If you or a loved one has M.E., getting the right information early on will help you to manage the illness and give you the best chance of recovery. As well as M.E. news, up-to-date research and our latest campaign activities, they offer a range of booklets and factsheets covering most aspects of living with M.E, such as:
- what M.E. is and who it affects
- being newly diagnosed
- symptoms and diagnosis
- treatment and management
Their Information and Support team and Children’s Services team are able to give advice on a range of subjects that might affect you:
- Caring for a child or adult with M.E.
- Telling family and friends
- Welfare benefits and social care
M.E. can be very isolating. Our community section encourages peer support, and you can find links to:
- M.E. Friends Online forum
- 2 private, members-only forums for Children and Young People, and Parents and Carers.
- Facebook page and Twitter feed
- Regular e-newsletter updates.
You can also use their services directory to search for your:
- local M.E. support group
- nearest specialist M.E. clinic.
Their lively membership magazine, InterAction, features their latest campaign news, readers' experiences, informative articles, research, letters, book reviews, giveaways and more. By signing up as a Supporting Member, you will receive InterAction three times a year, and be adding your voice to their campaign for change. Apart from a small grant in Scotland, Action for M.E. receives no Government funding and they rely upon the generosity of their donors and supporters to continue their vital work.