You can make a difference
"M.E. has made by world shrink. My life as I knew it no longer exists. I am one of the 250,000 men, women and children in the UK living with M.E.
"M.E. can affect any one of us, at any time.
"But you can make a difference."
Here are some simple things you can do to make a difference to the lives of people with M.E.:
- Take the #MEmatters pledge: join us in reaching out to professionals and policy-makers, and ask them to improve lives by taking steps to increase their understanding of M.E.
- Watch and share our films What is M.E.? and Dont ignore M.E. to understand a bit more about the science behind M.E., and what it’s really like to live with a hidden illness such as M.E.
- We have lots of great ideas for reducing isolation on our Don't ignore M.E. page. Could you get back in touch with a friend or colleague with M.E. who has disappeared from view because of their illness, and let them know you are thinking of them? They may be too ill to reply straight away, but they would love to hear that you care, and it could help them feel less isolated.
- Make a donation to stop M.E. stealing lives. Your donation could help fund research to unlock the causes of M.E., or help us provide crucial information and support services for people with M.E., their families and carers.
- Get involved with discussions on our Facebook page and Twitter profile. By joining us on social media you will be helping to raise awareness of M.E., which will help those affected experience better understanding.
- Organise a fundraising event at work or school – such as a cake sale or dress-down day – to help support our vital work. Or you can opt to donate through payroll giving.
- If you’re affected by M.E., or care for someone who is, you can share your story to help raise awareness of the condition and its impact. It also helps others living with M.E. know that they are not alone.