Our community

Action for M.E. is dedicated to offering support to people living with M.E. Whether you would like to find a local support group, a clinician who specialises in M.E. or meet new friends online who understand how devastating the effects of the illness can be, we are your first port of call. With three friendly forums, and a nationwide services directory, you can be sure friendship, support and information are never far away.

Search for support near you

We are currently updating our services directory, so you will be able to search for M.E. support groups and NHS services, along with private providers, using your postcode.

Our services directory

We are undertaking a full Summer 2020 update of our services directory of M.E. healthcare services for children, young people and adults, and local M.E. support groups. For support finding local services, please contact our Crisis, Support and Advocacy Service. Please note that this does not include vetting such services, and including a listing in our directory does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. A number of NHS M.E./CFS specialist services are private; some will take NHS referrals.

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Find peer-support online

You can choose one of three forums for peer support and friendship, depending on your age and circumstances. All are free – join us today!

M.E. Friends Online forum

Open to anyone aged 18 or over affected by M.E., including carers; it doesn’t matter if you’re an Action for M.E. Supporting Member or not. Our users tell us they feel less isolated, and better supported - why not join them?

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Parent/Carer forum

Our forum for parents, carers and guardians of young people with M.E. offers the chance to talk to others supporting a child or young person with M.E., who understand what you're going through.

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If you're 18 or under

Anyone with M.E. aged 18 or under can join our young person's community for free, and make friends in our Young Person's Forum. You can talk about anything you like whether it be homework, your hobbies, the music you like or how M.E. is affecting your life.

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Our social wall

Thousands of people with M.E., carers, supporters and advocates share their insight and experience in our social communities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. You can see some of that content here, or click through to each site at the foot of the page.