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We support people with ME/CFS/PVFS & Long Covid

The ME Association has been providing expert help since 1978. We understand what living with ME/CFS is like and we don’t think anyone should struggle alone.

As many as 265,000 people in the UK live with this life-changing neurological condition. It can affect people of all ages and from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds and can lead to long-term disability and a lower quality of life than multiple sclerosis or cancer.

It often presents as a complex post-viral fatigue syndrome triggered by an infection that dramatically impacts a person's ability to complete everyday tasks and to mobilise normally. Long Covid affects people in a similar way.

(ME/CFS = Myalgic Encephalopathy/Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. PVFS = Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome. Long Covid = Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2.)

  • We offer support through the ME Connect telephone helpline, membership, a magazine, newsletter, website, literature, and by responding effectively to email and social media requests for help.
  • We provide reliable information using expert knowledge and have the largest range of literature, and we campaign to raise awareness and bring about positive change.
  • We fund and support biomedical research including the M.E. Biobank, in the hope that an effective treatment can be discovered.
  • We offer training for healthcare professionals, a medical magazine, and we are working with the NHS to implement the new NICE Guideline for ME/CFS.
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