This is ME

Developed in partnership with Action for M.E. this new resource aims to help you get the right sort of support from paid carers and other professionals working with you. It could also be adapted for use in employment and educational settings.

It offers a brief explanation of CFS/ME and its impact, and some checklists that you can use to show how CFS/ME affects you, and what helps you to manage this. Our aim is that this will save you time and energy when you get a new carer or other support professional.

We have included a list of common symptoms and space for you to indicate their impact on your:

  • mobility
  • concentration and memory
  • hearing and eyesight
  • sensitivity to light and noise
  • communication
  • sleep
  • personal care
  • diet and medication.

It also supports you to explain really clearly how you need to manage your activity and your daily routine.

Download this resource:

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We would love to hear your feedback about how effective this resource has been for you, and any suggestions you have for improving it, including supporting its use in other settings (e.g. employment or education). Action for ME are co-ordinating this feedback, and you can offer them your feedback using this brief questionnaire which is available on their website:

This is ME