Resources for Young People
Action for ME is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with ME. They have been at the forefront of the campaign for more research, better treatments and services since 1987, and they provide information and support to people affected by ME. Welfare Rights line: 0845 122 8648 (Monday to Thursday, various times) and general enquiries: 0845 123 2380, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
This is a closed Facebook group for teenagers from 13 with ME/CFS to come together and share interests and make friends. Please feel free to post music, TV clips, artwork and design, photography, anything creative, humorous and uplifting for others to enjoy.
Tymes Trust is the longest established national UK service for children and young people with ME and their families. It is a respected national charity whose entire professional team give their time free of charge. They work constantly with doctors, teachers and other specialists, and played a major role in producing the children’s section of the Department of Health Report on CFS/ME (2002). Telephone: 0845 003 9002 Advice Line hours: 11am–1pm and 5pm–7pm weekdays. Outside these hours you may leave a message and they will call you back.
If you are a young person aged 11 to 24 who lives, studies or works in Richmond borough, then you can use these confidential services. Everything is free, however we may ask for a donation for counselling if you are over 18 and in work.