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As well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, we also have 2 Facebook groups.
A private peer support group for people with ME/CFS or Long Covid to chat, ask questions, and swap tips, ideas, and stories.
A public awareness group Learn About ME for anyone to see general news, research, and articles about ME/CFS and Long Covid.

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Today is World ME Awareness Day. It is a day for raising awareness of ME, a condition which affects a quarter of a million people in the UK. ME causes people to be so chronically exhausted, that they do not have enough physical or mental energy. People may have to give up work or work part time. Some are so severely ill that they cannot leave their homes. 25% are seriously or very seriously effected leaving them bed bound, unable to properly communicate or engage in any kind of activity.KCIMESG now has a co-production partnership with the Kirklees Integrated Care Board (ICB). Through this partnership, we hope to be speaking to medical professionals to raise awareness of ME. We hope that this will lead to better support for people who have this condition, and health professionals recognising it quicker.We also have a partnership to raise awareness among healthcare students at Huddersfield University. The students we educate could end up working in the NHS anywhere in the UK. This gives our talks the potential to benefit ME patients all over the country. We have created a video to help health professionals understand the condition from a personal point of view which can be found on our website Speaking about the progress KCIMESG has made in raising awareness, Wayne Senior, Campaigns Officer said: “It is important that the Kirklees and Calderdale Independent ME Support Group helps a variety of people to better understand ME, – ordinary people who may have to care for relatives who became ill with the condition after suffering a virus, the professionals who decide what support to provide locally, and the students who may end up treating people with ME in the future. The partnerships we have developed put us in a stronger position to do this, and I hope these partnerships continue and grow.” See MoreSee Less
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