ME Connect – Telephone helpline
ME Connect is the flagship helpline service offering vital support and information to anyone whose life has been affected by M.E.
Telephone: 0344 576 5326
ME Connect is available every day, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm.
The helpline can receive a large volume of calls, so if you can’t get through immediately, then please hang-up and try again later.
*All communications are treated in the strictest of confidence. Please check your contract for charging details. Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.
**We are a small medical charity and we do not have the capacity to answer long or complex questions relating to medical management, DWP benefit disputes and legal problems.
|Learn About M.E. |
We have the following free leaflets available that we hope you will find useful:
ME Factsheet: What you need to know about M.E.
ME Research Summary: Explains the research developments
The Ramsay Research Fund: Investing over £1million in biomedical research
If you have a query about symptoms, diagnosis, management etc. then please review the detailed website section: What is ME?
You will also find links to the medical leaflets we have available that are written by Dr Charles Shepherd and our other expert advisers.
Administration and membership
Head office is managed by Gill Briody and her team and you can contact them by post, telephone or email and they will get back to you as soon as they can.
Address: The ME Association, 7 Apollo Office Court, Radclive Road, Gawcott, Bucks, MK18 4DF
Telephone: 01280 818963 weekdays, between 9.30am and 3.00pm. Email: Head Office.
Fundraising and donations
Fundraising not only raises money for the ME Association. It is also a great opportunity to raise awareness of the disease beyond the M.E. community.
Email our Fundraiser, Tony Britton, if you want to discuss any fundraising ideas or require support for your event. Tel: 01406 370293 Mob: 07946 760 811.
Leaflets, books and other merchandise
Once you have paid for a leaflet online, you will be sent an email that is your receipt/invoice and also contains a link and password. This returns you to our website and allows you to download your leaflet.
If you think you haven't received this email, it is worth checking your spam/junk folder to be sure, before contacting head office (see above for details).
More information about ordering our material can be found on the various pages in the website shop and on the order form.
ME Essential magazine
Members of the ME Association receive a quarterly magazine – ME Essential – delivered straight to their door.
This is a 50-page exclusive, featuring interviews, up-to-date medical and scientific research information and stories about how people cope with the disease.
If you have any queries or ideas for articles for ME Essential, or would like to advertise in the magazine or on this website, then please contact Caroline Cavey, Magazine Editor, by email.
For press and broadcast enquiries, please email Tony Britton or by mobile (07946 760811). You might also like to read and download the M.E. Factsheet which provides important information about M.E. that can be useful background.
Membership – Join us!
We recognise that your personal endorsement of our cause is important and we will do all that we can to support the needs of our members.
Subscriptions are a vital part of our charity income and they allow us to help make the UK a better place for everyone with M.E.
If you are interested in joining the ME Association, you might want to first read the membership section of our website.
Note to existing members:
Please quote your membership number when making your enquiry (this will be on your letter confirming membership and also appears on the address label of your copy of ME Essential).
The Ramsay Research Fund
The ME Association has always regarded the promotion and funding of medical research to be a key priority, and we do this through The Ramsay Research Fund.
If you are a researcher interested in approaching us for a grant, or someone wanting to learn more about our approach to research, you might like to first read the research section of the website.
Any grant enquiries should first be directed to Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon. Medical Adviser, via the head office of the ME Association.
Website and social media
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.
ME Association Registered Charity Number 801279