Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a severe, complex, acquired illness. Symptoms can include issues with; brain function, the gut, the immune, endocrine and cardiac systems.
Diagnosis of ME/CFS is difficult and more research needs to be undertaken. The condition is not well understood in the general community or in clinical professions. In fact, it is widely misunderstood and finding appropriate treatment and management tools is often very difficult.
The condition can have an extreme impact on a person and can limit their capacity to lead an independent, healthy and fulfilling life. Good management can help with some of the effects of the condition particularly in more mild/moderate cases, but there is no doubt that this condition changes the lives of those affected.
It is vitally important to the well-being of people affected by ME/CFS that the condition be widely recognised. This will improve the availability and access to effective diagnosis, treatment and management. In the meantime there are some services and supports available through membership with Emerge Australia.
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Online Financial Literacy Workshops
We are excited to announce that we are bringing our online financial literacy workshops to you!
These webinars focus on access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and the Disability Support Pensions (DSP). The presentations cover topics such as how to apply, the appeals process and ‘next steps’ if you are a successful candidate.
Webinars are hosted using the Zoom platform and require an email address to sign up. Places are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If the webinar is full, please contact us to be registered for the waitlist. We are currently booking sessions in August, September and October.
Severe ME Day Campaign
Severe ME Day is an international recognition campaign which takes place on 8th August each year. The aim of the campaign is to recognise people living with severe ME/CFS and acknowledge their defining impact on the ME/CFS community.
To mark the day, throughout August, we will be running a Severe ME campaign.