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M.E. awareness month - what we've achieved so far and what's next

May 15, 2019

Today marks the halfway point for M.E. awareness month and thanks to the hard work of campaigners, charities and media publications alike, so much has been achieved.

So far our organisation has been involved in a number of different events and publications, including a guest blog in The Key, a specialist publication read by teachers throughout the UK and spoken on BBC Five Live Investigates and BBC Radio Wales, regarding false accusations and exaggerated claims bought against parents of children with M.E. Alongside this, we have also contributed to articles in Vice, Independent and UNILAD.

ME Action’s #MillionsMissing events in Zurich, Glasgow and Bristol were also hugely successful. Our staff were honoured to have attended the events and take part. You can find footage and information about the events on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As well as this our staff have attended events in Solihull, where we presented to the Soroptomists about M.E./CFS. Today we are hosting a stand in Inverness for our project Mentor M.E., and attending the RCPCH conference to speak with paediatricians about how they can support the young people with M.E. that they work with.

There are still many exciting opportunities taking place throughout the rest of May and you can get involved too! This Saturday (18 May) our policy and advocacy officers will be attending Dorset M.E. Support Group's conference to speak about M.E. If you’re there make sure that you stop by and say hello to them. In Scotland the Alliance conference will be happening on Monday 20 May and we have a stand. Throughout the conference we will be promoting our Mentoring project, Mentor M.E., and educating attendees about this condition.

We will be continuing our online campaign throughout the month, sharing stories of people with M.E. and raising awareness for the condition. If you’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtags #AreYouMissingME and #TwoFacesOfME.