MEA Website Survey: Loneliness and Social Isolation | 06 June 2019

June 6, 2019

Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon. Medical Adviser, ME Association

Living with M.E. has an impact on various day-to-day activities. Areas such as relationships and family life, social activities, employment and education can all be made increasingly difficult or even impossible by the condition, and this can lead to loneliness and social isolation.

Loneliness Awareness Week

Real People. Real M.E.

As Loneliness Awareness Week is approaching, later in the month, we are asking about your own experiences in this month’s MEA website survey.

We would also like to hear about how you deal with loneliness and social isolation.

Do you have any tips on how to cope, how to maintain friendships and social contacts, and also how to make new friends and contacts? 

Look out for upcoming discussions on our social media, or pass on your thoughts directly to us via

The survey can be found on the homepage of the website – about halfway down the page

The ME Association

Real People. Real Disease. Real M.E.

We are a national charity working hard to make the UK a better place for people whose lives have been devastated by an often-misunderstood neurological disease.

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If you would like to support our efforts and help ensure we can inform, support, advocate and invest in biomedical research, then please donate today.

Just click the image opposite and visit our JustGiving page for one-off donations, to establish a regular payment or to create your own fundraising event.

Or why not join the ME Association as a member and be part of our growing community? For a monthly (or annual) subscription you will also receive our exclusive ME Essential magazine.

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