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 also ran the SEE M.E. (Support, Empower and Employ people with M.E) pilot project, which was 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 was embedded within the M.E./CFS health clinics covering Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire and offered employment support to people with M.E. living in those areas. We have updated our two key employment resources for people with M.E, using the knowledge and experience gained through the project - our 48-page M.E. and work booklet and An employer's guide to M.E. We have also produced a new SEE M.E. toolkit for professionals booklet, which has information and advice for specialist M.E. clinicians, employment advisers, work coaches and careers guidance practitioners supporting people with M.E. To request this resource, contact us.
Our lively membership magazine, InterAction, features 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.
M.E. can be very isolating. Our community section encourages peer support, and you can find links to our:
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:
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