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Hundreds gather for #MillionsMissing Glasgow

#MillionsMissing Glasgow on 12 May, 2019, was a huge success, and took place in glorious sunshine which is fairly unusual for this Scottish city! A crowd of around 400, many of whom had travelled from across Scotland, heard people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) speak about their experience of the illness. There was music from local

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We are building a movement at #MEAction UK. Join us!

#MillionsMissing – organised by #MEAction – has been such a successful campaign this year, and we thank everyone in the ME community for your part in this. At #MEAction UK we are building a movement. We’ve grown #MillionsMissing, a campaign for health equality for ME, from a single protest in London in May 2016 to

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#MillionsMissing from ME: Your Stories

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating, chronic disease that steals so much from the person. We received heart felt stories from around the globe chronicling journeys with ME. This week we touched on parenting, aging, marginalization, and careers. Today we want to share more of your stories. While not all of these stories fit into

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Q&A with #MillionsMissing UK Organisers

On Thursday 18th April, #MEAction UK held a conference call with organisers of #MillionsMissing event past and present from across the UK. There are already events planned for 2019 in all 12 UK regions, with over 25 events in the UK Claire from Southampton, Janet from Edinburgh, Carolyn from Sheffield and Denise from London were

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CBT and GET survey results published by Forward-ME Group

In January 2019, a survey investigating the impact of graded exercise therapy (GET) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with ME, CFS or PVFS diagnoses in the UK was made available online. It was intended to provide up-to-date data on the impact these therapies have had on people who have been offered or received

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GET and CBT are not safe for ME – summary of survey results

Listen to the recording:  #MEAction UK Lay Summary of the 2019 Forward ME Group CBT & GET Survey Topline findings A new patient survey of 2274 respondents has confirmed that graded exercise therapy (GET) is harming a large majority of people with ME receiving this treatment in the UK. A majority of people with ME

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Announcing #MillionsMissing 2019! Join us!

Listen to the article:   We are thrilled to announce #MillionsMissing 2019! This May, we will take to the streets – or demonstrate from our beds – to show the world we are here, we are the #MillionsMissing, we will continue to fight for our demands for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). We’ve made important

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Proud Accessible Activism: The ME Debate Virtual Demonstration

Throughout history, activism and campaigning have been a driving force for positive change across the world. From civil rights to LGBTQ rights and more. However much of this has been inaccessible to large swathes of the disability community. For the ME community – the #MillionsMissing –  the nature of this illness and the stigma attached

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Scottish Parliament Committee Hears Petition on ME

Listen to the article: On 24th January, the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee heard evidence on three continuing petitions, including #MEAction Scotland’s petition: PE1690 Review treatment of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in Scotland. Petition evidence is considered in stages to enable all submissions to be studied. The previous evidence hearing raised a number of

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Historic Parliamentary Debate Shaped by People with ME

Listen to the article:  On Thursday 24th January 2019 a historic debate took place. Over 40 MPs from across the political divide sat in the House of Commons to debate a motion on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), with 27 making impassioned contributions on behalf of their constituents. Together they unanimously passed this motion: “That this

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