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Using your experience of M.E. to support others

October 02, 2017

Do you live in Fife, Edinburgh or Lothians? Could you use your experience of M.E. to support someone else living with the condition?

We are seeking volunteers to get involved in our Mentor M.E. peer support project, funded by the Scottish Government and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the Alliance) from the Transforming Self-Management in Scotland Fund. This project has already begun establishing a network of volunteer peer mentors supporting people living with M.E. in Scotland, and aims to

  • empower people living with M.E. and their carers to manage the condition in line with individual circumstances while living their lives as fully as possible
  • grow a new peer mentoring network, rolling it out in stages across different areas of Scotland between 2016 and 2021
  • develop a strong sustainable mentoring network led by people living with M.E.

If you live in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife and have a few hours a fortnight to spare, we are looking for volunteer mentors who have (or have direct experience of) M.E., or who have experience of the illness through supporting a friend or family member with M.E. Full training will be given and we will support you every step of the way to get the most out of your volunteering experience.

For more information, please contact Avril McLean, Mentor M.E. Project Worker, by email or call her on 07753 247099.