Our 2019 Big Survey found that 88% of men, 93% of women and 97% of young people told us they felt isolated because of M.E.
Our friendly forums offer peer-support and friendship, and many users tell us they feel less isolated.
M.E. Friends Online is open to anyone aged 18 or over affected by M.E., including carers.
If you're aged up to 19, you can join our young person's community for free, and make friends in our Young People's Forum. One user told us:
“There are so many great things about the forum, but the best thing for me is how it helps to keep away the feeling of isolation from the rest of the world. The fact that I can communicate with other people on here – who actually understand M.E. – really helps me feel less lonely.”