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Action for M.E

Action for M.E. is the only charity in the UK supporting people with M.E. of all ages and our services have often been referred to as a 'lifeline' by those who have accessed them. We are working to ensure that adults, children, young people and families living with M.E. are supported during this unprecedented time, and beyond.

What is M.E.?

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a long-term (chronic), fluctuating, neurological condition that causes symptoms affecting many body systems, more commonly the nervous and immune systems. M.E. affects an estimated 250,000 people in the UK, and around 17 million people worldwide.

People with M.E. experience debilitating pain, fatigue and a range of other symptoms associated with post-exertional malaise, the body and brain’s inability to recover after expending even small amounts of energy.

Not everyone will experience the same symptoms so it's important not to compare someone who has M.E. to another person who has the illness. People with M.E. can vary enormously in their experience of the illness, and also how long their symptoms last. Some make good progress and may recover, while others can remain ill for a number of years and may not get better. Some people find that they don’t go back completely to the way they felt before they became ill, but they do recover sufficiently to lead happy and fulfilling lives. This is similar to many other chronic illnesses. 

What we do

We are here for anyone living with or supporting someone with M.E./CFS of any age, anywhere in the UK. You are not alone.

We work to ensure adults, children, young people and families living with the illness are supported during this unprecedented time, and beyond. Get connected to Action for M.E. services, support and resources by phone, email and online, including peer-support and services local to you.

Who to contact

Telephone
0117 927 9551

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm
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