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What your support has achieved this M.E. awareness month

May 31, 2019

This M.E. Awareness Month, your stories and experiences have raised awareness, and moved and inspired people to reach out for information and support – and to ask how they can help. We are hugely grateful to everyone with M.E. who has taken the time and energy to share their story. Thank you.

Nearly 4,000,000 people have the opportunity to read 90 stories, interviews, letters and case studies about M.E., shared by us (paying for equivalent advertising would have cost more than £100,000).

You’ve helped us target readers and listeners in VICE, UNILAD and The Independent, and on BBC Radio Wales, BBCS Five Live Investigates, BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester. Specialist education publications including The Key and the Primary Times have run our stories on M.E., too, highlighting our expert information resources for teachers supporting pupils with M.E.

Online, you’ve liked, retweeted, shared and commented on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram posts more than 540 times every day this month on average, helping us reach and raise awareness among more than half a million people.

We’ve shared your stories and experiences with professionals, members of the public and potential advocates at meetings and conferences in Bristol, Poole, Birmingham, Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh, all of whom have been eager to learn more about M.E./CFS. As a result, we’ve been asked to raise awareness and understanding of M.E. at conferences hosted by the School and Public Health Nurses Association and National Association for Special Educational Needs in June and July.

If you’d like to share your story with us, or need information and support, please get in touch. We are here to help.