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What services and support does Action for M.E. offer?

We offer a range of booklets and factsheets covering most aspects of living with M.E., employment and education, caring for somebody with M.E. and welfare benefits. These can be ordered by post or read/downloaded online free of charge.

We run a confidential Welfare Advice and Support Service, which offers information on all aspects of the benefits system including what benefits are available, how to apply for them and what to do if you want to appeal against a decision.

We've also launched the SEE M.E. (Support, Empower and Employ people with M.E) pilot project, which is aimed at those people with M.E. who identify themselves as well enough to consider being in, or returning to, employment, volunteering or training. The project is embedded within the M.E./CFS health clinics covering Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire and offers employment support to people with M.E. living in those areas. 

Our lively membership magazine, InterActionfeatures our latest campaign news, readers' experiences, informative articles, research, letters, book reviews, giveaways and more. By signing up as a Supporting Member, you will receive InterAction three times a year, and be adding your voice to our campaign for change. Apart from a small grant in Scotland, Action for M.E. receives no Government funding and we rely upon the generosity of our donors and supporters to continue our vital work.


Community

M.E. can be very isolating. Our community section encourages peer support, and you can find links to our:

  • M.E. Friends Online forum
  • Facebook page and Twitter feed
  • regular e-newsletter updates.

Information and advice

If you have M.E., getting the right information early on will help you to manage the illness and give you the best chance of recovery. As well as M.E. news, up-to-date research and our latest campaign activities, we offer information about:

  • what M.E. is and who it affects
  • being newly diagnosed
  • symptoms and diagnosis
  • treatment and management
  • setbacks and relapses.

We also have lots of advice about:

  • caring for someone with M.E.
  • telling family and friends
  • welfare benefits and social care
  • education and employment.

You can access information and advice through our Resources section, or contact us if you can't find the information you need.


Find local services

You can use our services directory to search for your:

  • local M.E. support group
  • nearest specialist M.E. clinic.