Real M.E.


At the ME Association, we believe it is high time the world at large realises that M.E. can affect anyone – any age, any ethnicity – and can occur at any time of life.

There is also no need for the press to rely solely on often inappropriate and unrepresentative ‘stock images’ or unrealistic stories.

People with M.E. are demonstrating they possess the confidence to be seen and are raising more awareness than ever before. And it is having a positive effect!

The Real M.E. campaign has proved a resounding success. In total we have received well-over 400 photos, video clips and contextual stories from people with M.E., all wanting to demonstrate that the disease is Real and has a devastating impact on Real lives.

Below you will find images and quotes that we have created for ME Awareness Week 2019.

Please share the images as they appear on our social media or you can copy the images below and circulate them to your own networks and join us by helping to ensure our collective voice is heard!​

We will continue to use all the photos – and video clips where we can – on our website, social media, ME Essential magazine, and when we work with the mainstream media on M.E. stories and feature articles.

A very BIG thank you to everyone who has taken part.

 Please continue to send in your photos!

 Take a look at the original blog to confirm you are happy for your anonymous images to be used and then send in your photos and video clips along with a short (200-word maximum) explanation of the context.

Please title your email ‘Real M.E. Campaign’ and send to russell.fleming@meassociation.org.uk and we will do our very best to ensure you are featured on ME Association platforms (website, social media etc.).

If we want to turn your story into an article with the news media then we will always seek your permission beforehand.

 

The ME Association

Please support our vital work

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.

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

Just click the image opposite or visit our JustGiving page for one-off donations or to establish a regular payment. You can even establish 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 ME Essential – quite simply the best M.E. magazine!



The ME Association

Please support our vital work

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.

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

Just click the image opposite or visit our JustGiving page for one-off donations or to establish a regular payment. You can even establish 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 ME Essential – quite simply the best M.E. magazine!

The ME Association

Please support our vital work

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.

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

Just click the image opposite or visit our JustGiving page for one-off donations or to establish a regular payment. You can even establish 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 ME Essential – quite simply the best M.E. magazine!


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