Action For 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.
People with M.E. experience severe, persistent fatigue associated with post-exertional malaise, the body’s inability to recover after expending even small amounts of energy, leading to a flare-up in symptoms.
There are approximately 21,000 people living with M.E. in Scotland, including around 2,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Action for m.e lead a number of projects in Scotland focused on raising awareness of M.E. and empowering those affected by the condition to access care and support. Their work includes holding events, publishing resources, and collaborating with other organisations to highlight M.E. among policy-makers, the press and the public.
The Action for m.e. website also provides quality information on subjects ranging from diagnosed to welfare benefits.
If you would like to know more about what support is available in Scotland you can click here or email the Action for m.e. Scotland Project Co-ordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org