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8 hours ago

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Self-Care Check-In

We know that everyone will have different self-care needs but today we've posted a few ideas. We'd love to know what you are doing to look after yourself at the moment and share some tips! This could really help our other members.

Our ME Connect helpline is still open if you are struggling and would like to talk to someone -

We also have a range of self-help leaflets and books available (download only at the moment!) in our online shop -
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1 day ago

ME Association

We are getting a few questions about which category ME/CFS is under the government guidelines.

ME/CFS is in the 'vulnerable' category. It is not in the 'extremely vulnerable' category which requires 12 week shielding.

However, some people have been getting texts from the government telling them that they are in the 'extremely vulnerable' and asking them to shield. This could be because your GP or Hospitals Clinicians have now been asked review their patient lists and add anyone who they think may need it.

If you need any advice on social distancing (for the vulnerable) or shielding (for the extremely vulnerable) please visit the government website:

We have our weekly update on Coronavirus available here -
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1 day ago

ME Association

This weeks Coronavirus update by Dr Charles Shepherd is now up on our website -

We've made some 'easy graphics' to highlight point 13 of the blog:

*What should people with ME/CFS do if they catch Covid-19?
* What should previously healthy people do if they experience symptoms suggestive of post infectious fatigue and/or ME/CFS?

As always, we are working hard to support everyone during this particularly difficult time. You can support us by donating through our 'donate' button attached to this post or becoming a member of the MEA for just £2 a month here -
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