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Some frequently asked questions about M.E. Please contact us if you can't find the information you need.

Q. How can schools help support a pupil with M.E.?

A. This page offers information for parents, teachers and other education professionals.There a number of ways that schools can make reasonable adjustments to support a child with M.E. If you feel…
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Children and young people with M.E./CFS


Q. What education support is a young person with M.E. entitled to?

A. This page offers information for young people with M.E., teachers, parents and other professionals.Section 19 of the Education Act 1996 (as amended by Section 3 of the Children Schools and Families…
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Children and young people with M.E./CFS


Q. What's the evidence for children with M.E. using GET?

A. Please be aware that given recent publications and emerging evidence, this page is currently under review.Although national guidance recommends that children with M.E. are offered activity management,…
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Children and young people with M.E./CFS


Q. What can I do if my child isn't supported at school?

A. This page offers information for parents of children and young people with M.E.While some schools are very supportive of children and young people with M.E, we know that others get it wrong,…
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Children and young people with M.E./CFS


Q. How might CBT be useful for children and young people?

A. Please be aware that given recent publications and emerging evidence, this page is currently under review.Because M.E. is different for everyone, what works for one person with M.E. might not…
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Children and young people with M.E./CFS


Q. How can I communicate more effectively with my doctor?

A. By doing a little bit of preparation for your appointment with your doctor, you can help yourself – and your doctor – feel more confident and comfortable. Arrange appointments for your best…
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Living with M.E. / Children and young people with M.E./CFS


Q. ​How can I support a friend who has M.E.?

A. Having someone who understands the impact their illness will be so valuable to your friend with M.E.The best approach is to be yourself. Your friend is still the same person underneath their…
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Living with M.E. / Children and young people with M.E./CFS


Q. How might M.E. affect my relationship with my friends?

A. There's a good chance that your friends will be wondering how to treat you. How do they react to their once-active friend who is now too exhausted even to talk for very long? They could be scared…
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Children and young people with M.E./CFS