Welcome to AYME

The Association of Young People with ME (AYME) is a UK charity that provides support for children and young people aged up to 26 who have ME/CFS. AYME is also here to help and support parents, carers and professionals in health, education and social care. 

This site shares some of the wide range of information and experience we have available, including features on health, education and real life accounts from young people with ME/CFS.


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     AYME is a registered charity 1082059, company registration 03981646.



















Privacy and Data Protection

AYME exists for its members, who are young people and children. To ensure the protection of these members, their families and/or carers, every effort is made to maintain the security/accuracy of any data held and to monitor the integrity of the advice and support given by AYME. AYME is registered under the Data Protection Act, no. Z9020055

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Please contact the AYME office on 01908 379737 for a copy of the DP Policy Statement. More DP information on: www.ico.gov.uk/what_we_cover/data_protection.aspx



Newport Pagnell welcomes AYME Team

AYME Member Wins Youth Ambition Award Read about Skye's journey and get inspired! 

Damehood for AYME's President, Esther Rantzen

AYME in the Sunday Express: 'ME parents' fury at child abuse claims'

NEW Scotland Leaflet 

NEW GP Leaflet 

NEW Education Fact Sheet 

Nearly 95% of children and young people with M.E./CFS have had their illness disbelieved 
Read AYME's official press release for ME Awareness Week 2015.

New ME/CFS research announced To find out more and to read Dr. Esther Crawley's comments, take a look at AYME's article. 

AYME's book, Forget ME Not, now available to purchase 
Click on the link to find out more about the collection and to buy it for only £6.99!

Write to your MP

Members, parents and carers - please write to your MPs using the template letters (downloadable below), and help AYME to get your voices heard on behalf of all of the children and the young people in this country affected by ME/CFS.

Letter to MPs from Members

Letter to MPs from parents/carers


New! AYME Supporters: for friends and professionals and all those who wish to support us in the work we do; and receive news, research and fundraising updates.

Re-launched! Parents and Carers (previously LINK): Being a family member of a young person with ME/CFS comes with its own set of challenges, which is why we set up the Parents and Carers group - to equip you with the support and information you need, every step of the way.

To find out more and join here


Please do share your stories and experiences with us. Those we've received so far are truly inspiring, and can bring hope to young people, and their families and supporters. Email pr@ayme.org.uk and ask for a template.

Read the stories we have collected so far here.