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Action for M.E.

Organisation name
Action for M.E.
Description
Action for M.E. is a national charity campaigning to improve the lives of people with M.E. in the UK. Action for M.E. is a UK based national membership organisation and registered charity (Reg. No. 1036419). It is supported by its members, donations from individuals, local M.E. groups, businesses and trusts. Action for M.E. is the leading UK charity for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and their carers. M.E. is a chronic, fluctuating illness affecting 250,000 people in the UK. It may be diagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). M.E. symptoms may include persistent exhaustion, muscle and/or joint pain, sleep disturbance, feeling ’flu-like and having problems with memory and concentration. Action for M.E. provides information and support, campaigns for better services and more effective treatments and drives and invests in research
Street address
PO Box 2778
City/Town
Bristol
County
Avon
Postcode
BS1 9DJ
Main Phone No
0117 927 9551 or 0845 123 2380 (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm)
Fax
0117 927 9552
Helpline Number
Support Line for anyone affected by M.E. 0845 123 2314
Helpline: Hours of operation
9.30am - 5.00pm
Main Contact: Name
None provided
Is this a national or local organisation?
National
Is there a local support network?
Yes
Details of support network
You can search for your local M.E. support group at http://www.actionforme.org.uk/get-help/services-directory
Does the organisation provide free publications or leaflets?
Yes
Details of publications and leaflets
Booklets and factsheets about coping with M.E., welfare benefits and employment rights can be downloaded for free from http://www.actionforme.org.uk/get-informed/publications
Does the organisation publish a newsletter?
Yes
Details of newsletter
Action for M.E.'s publishes a quarterly membership magazine called InterAction featuring latest campaign news, readers' experiences, informative articles, research, letters, book reviews, giveaways and more. For more information, see http://www.actionforme.org.uk/get-informed/publications/interaction-magazine/
Does the organisation fund research?
Yes