About The MEA

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The ME Association (The MEA), founded in 1976, funds and supports research and provides information and support, education and training.

In this role, we benefit people with ME (myalgic encephalopathy)/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), professionals and all others interested in the illness.

Please help us by becoming a member

Research

The Ramsay Research Fund is the research arm of The ME Association – the UK’s longest-established national ME/CFS charity. It is named after Dr Melvin Ramsay, an infectious diseases consultant who documented a major outbreak of the illness at London’s Royal Free Hospital in 1955… read more

Patrons, Trustees and Advisers

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Information and support

The ME Association provides information and support on ME/CFS to people with ME/CFS, their parents, carers, health professionals, partners and many others… read more

ME Essential – Magazine

Members receive a magazine from The ME Association on a quarterly basis. It’s called ME Essential. It covers our research news, and keeps members up-to-date with medical and scientific developments… read more

Fundraising Initiatives

The ME Association funds its services through subscriptions, donations and fundraising… read more

Policies and Documents

In this section we are building up a collection of general documents for our website visitors to print off or download.
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Our Charity Registration Number is 801279.