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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.

Our SEE M.E. (Support, Empower and Employ people with M.E) pilot project transformed employment outcomes for people with M.E. in the South West. By responding directly to the needs of people with M.E., and those that support them, SEE M.E. provided crucial tailored and expert support, empowering people with M.E. to stay in work, return to work or leave work well. 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, please contact us.

Our five-year Mentor M.E. project, launched in 2016, aims to empower people living with M.E. and their carers to manage the condition by growing a new peer-mentoring network in Scotland between 2016 and 2021. Want to get involved? Find out more.

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.


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.