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Join our online Breaking Isolation three-part workshop

March 04, 2022

Funded by BBC Children in Need, our Breaking Isolation project - which began in 2020 - brings together a steering group to design and deliver a series of isolation-busting workshops for children and young people with M.E. ages between 8 and 18.

By participating in these workshops, we hope young people will feel less lonely, have improved self-esteem, and build positive relationships.

A young participant who attended the October 2021 workshop said:

"I found that the timings of the workshop to be perfect for me and I appreciated that."

Take part in our 2022 workshop

We are now open for bookings for our three-part zoom workshop for 15 to 18-year olds which will take place at 12.30pm to 2pm on Wednesday 23 March, Wednesday 30 March and Wednesday 6 April 2022.

Please note that these workshops are tailored towards young people who are mildly/moderately affected. If you are more severely affected but would like to join in, please contact the team to discuss suitable options or adjustments.

  • When? 12.30pm to 1.45pm on Wednesday 23 March, Wednesday 30 March and Wednesday 6 April 2022.
  • Where? Online via Zoom webinar: register your free place today.
  • Who can take part? Young people with M.E./CFS aged 15 to 18 years. If you are under 16, please provide your parent/carer's contact details (there is a space for this on the registration form), as we will need to contact them and get consent for you to attend these workshops.
  • What will it involve? Time to meet other young people with M.E./CFS, participate in creative activities and interesting discussions on relevant topics (like school and coping with symptoms).

There will be a maximum of 12 young people at each workshop, which are co-facilitated by other young people with M.E. and two Action for M.E. staff members. There will be a break, and you are free to turn your camera or sound off and/or mute yourself at any point. It has been designed by young people not to be too demanding: you can opt in or out of activities, and there is no pressure to speak.

If you would like more information about the workshops or our project overall, or would like to register your interest in future workshops, please send us an mail.