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.
This factsheet offers a guide to applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and guidance on how to challenge decisions you believe are wrong.
This factsheet offers guidance on making a claim for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), filling in the capability for work questionnaire (ESA50), and appealing if you believe the decision is wrong.
Universal credit (UC) is a new benefit that is replacing a range of means-tested benefits with a single benefit. To qualify you will need to meet certain basic rules and have income and capital/savings below certain levels.
This professional briefing for Occupational Therapists in Scotland was developed as part of our Inform M.E. Scotland project, funded by the Scottish Government. It offers key considerations for OTs and their patients living with M.E./CFS, including guidance on phases of care and support.
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.
Offering primary healthcare professionals in Scotland key information on supporting patients living with M.E., this professional briefing was developed as part of our Inform M.E. Scotland project, funded by the Scottish Government.
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.
M.E. is not a mental health condition, and so should not be used as the basis for detention under the Mental Health Act. However, a small minority of people with M.E. are being considered for assessment for detention under the Mental Health Act, or being detained, each year. This factsheet explains what assessment and detention involves, and what your rights are if detained, if you are an adult living in England and Wales.
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.