This factsheet offers an overview of M.E. including symptoms, diagnosis and management options available. For a more detailed description of the condition and its impact, please see our longer booklet, All about M.E.
Children with medical needs may receive education provision in a range of settings. They may attend school with some support. If they cannot attend school they may be educated in a medical alternative provision setting, or in a hospital school. Or they may intermittently attend school and receive education in a medical alternative provision setting, at hospital or at home. This document is designed to help schools identify the steps they should take to ensure children with medical needs receive the support that they need.
Find out all about our services for children with M.E.
When a member of staff has a long term illness, or is a carer, employers need to understand the condition which affects their lives and the legal responsibilities they have towards them. This leaflet offers information and support for employers and colleagues of people with M.E.
This factsheet is provided for students with M.E. to share with the support services at their college or university, offering information about M.E., its potential impact on studying, and how tutors can help.
Are you a young carer for someone with M.E.? CFS? Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome? Fibromyalgia? Or do you know somebody who is? A young carer is a child or young person up to 19 years old who is caring for a family member. This leaflet outlines the help, support and advice available, with signposting to services in your area.
Download and print our Don't ignore M.E. awareness-raising leaflet. Don't have a printer? Contact us to order paper copies.
Download and print our Don't ignore M.E. awareness-raising poster. Don't have a printer? Contact us to order paper copies.
The functional ability scale is an important tool to help you work out where you are with your M.E. You can use it to help you describe and measure how much you can do. If you are someone whose symptoms vary a lot, you may want to make a note of where you are on a good day, as well as where you are on a bad day.