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Our promises to children and young people with M.E.

August 28, 2018

Action for M.E. has updated our five-year strategy for 2016 – 2021 to include our promises to children, young people and families living with M.E.

Following the launch of our new Children and Young People’s Service last year, we asked a group of children, young people, parents and professionals to take the lead on asking more than 400 of their peers what they want and need from us.

Sonya Chowdhury, our Chief Executive, explains: “These views, experiences and ideas have been distilled into a set of strategic promises, setting out the changes we will strive for over the next three years. This builds on the existing services, support, awareness-raising and research we have already invested in to improve the lives of adults with M.E.”

We will:

  • reduce the isolation experienced by young people with M.E.
  • invest in the futures of young people with M.E. by increasing volunteer opportunities to develop new and existing skills
  • provide specialist support and advocacy for young people and families
  • support and promote the use of technology to reduce isolation and enable young people to access appropriate education
  • increase the knowledge and understanding of key professionals who work with young people and families affected by M.E.

Some of the people who have used our services and support will join Action for M.E. staff, Trustees and volunteers, to share their views on the progress of our strategy, at our Annual General Meeting and conference in London on Wednesday 28 November. Booking for this will open soon and all are welcome to attend.