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Aged 13 to 23 and have M.E./CFS in Scotland?

December 17, 2018

Are you aged 13 to 23 and living with M.E./CFS in Scotland? We want to hear from you!

Schools can struggle to get it right for children and young people with M.E. Although M.E. is the biggest cause of health-related long-term school absence, many children and young people tell us that their friends and teachers struggle to understand the condition and its impact on them. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund (formerly known as the Big Lottery Fund), we began working on a 12-month project in March to consult and work in partnership with children and young people with M.E., their families and interested education professionals in Scotland.

Through this partnership, we will raise awareness and understanding of M.E., targeting not just teachers but also children’s and young people’s peers; identify support already available for children and young people with M.E. and other long-term conditions, and what works well; and ask schools to work with us to put best practice in place. To do this, we need your help. Can you share your experiences, and offer advice to teachers and schools, by completing our Educate M.E. survey?

Your responses will be used to develop resources and training for teachers, and to highlight the needs of this invisible group of children and young people. Plus you have the chance to win in our prize draw! We have numerous Amazon vouchers up for grabs for those completing the survey:

  • one X £40
  • two X £20
  • two X £10

Thank you for sharing your experience with us.