Caring for a person with M.E.

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In this leaflet, we examine caring and the questions and concerns a carer for someone with M.E. might have. We also provide you with details of where you can get other support and information.

Description

At the ME Association, we understand the difficulties of being a carer and know that the person closest to someone with M.E. has a difficult job.

Just as the person with M.E. has to come to terms with their illness and limitations, so the carer suddenly has to face their own limitations and learn how to cope.

In this leaflet, we can only give general information but we will try to look at some of the questions and concerns you may have.

We appreciate that you will have other questions and concerns so we will also tell you where you can get more information and support.

Some of the first things you want to know are :‘What is M.E?’, ‘How does a person with M.E. feel?’ and ‘How can I help?’ We will look at these but, first, let’s talk about YOU…

The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

Please note this is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.

ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

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.