Tips for keeping cool this summer 2014

Follow our handy tips and add your own! We know that quite often those with CFS/ME find it difficult to maintain a consistent temperature; you are either too hot or too cold!  ...

AYME member speaks out on BBC Radio 5 Live

As a report due out this July reveals, social isolation is an all-too common experience for those living with chronic illness. Isolation is something which AYME has been working to tackle...

MRC funds the patients' session at the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative

The Medical Research Council's (MRC) has decided to fund the patients' session at the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative conference in Bristol in September. The publicly-funded...

Patients with severe ME have little or no access to specialist treatment services

AYME Chief Executive and member comment on shocking study, released this July   One in three severely affected adults with ME, otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS),...

'If an ME sufferer looks fine, the school assumes they are'

AYME member shares story in the Telegraph Rhia-Louise Nixon estimates that she was absent for between 40 and 60 per cent of her time at secondary school, right up to GCSEs, because of...

Team takes to Monte Carlo rally for AYME

Volkswagen Bradford team prepares for charity Monte Carlo rally – in an old banger! James Lowham, workshop controller at JCT600 Volkswagen Bradford, is leading a team of three colleagues...

ME charity uses volunteering to break isolation

This 2-6 June, as the nation celebrates National Volunteering Week, AYME highlights a key benefit of volunteering which is often taken for granted.   Leading ME/CFS charity, the...

Knit a tulip for ME

Group of mothers take raising awareness to the next level and plan to knit 25,000 tulips in a year A group of mothers with children affected by ME/CFS have come together for a unique...

JCT600 team ‘AYME’ high with Three Peaks fundraiser

More than 100 colleagues covered a collective 2,450 miles   The JCT600 team have once again donned their walking boots for charity, climbing 5,000ft as part of the company's annual...

A joint effort: Supporters create another successful ME Awareness Week

From cakes to climbs, this ME Awareness Week was as busy as ever!   11-17 May, ME Awareness Week, was a busy one for everyone at the Association of Young people with ME (AYME). ...

Charities welcome landmark new duties to improve support to children with medical conditions in school

AYME works with other charities to welcome new legislation   A group of national health charities, including AYME, have welcomed new statutory guidance to improve support in...

Research conference tickets now available

The UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative ticket line now open to researchers   Tickets are now available for the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) conference in Bristol on 1-2...

Mother's swim mission for ME charities begins

Fundraising efforts continue with mammoth swimming effort The mother of AYME member, Ben, will soon start her toughest fundraising challenge yet.  A long with friends and family,...

Blogger gets on board for ME Awareness Week

Honest account of what it's like to be a young person with ME/CFS is produced especially for AYME members The writer behind blog 'M.E. myself and I' has produced a blog post especially for...

Call to 'End our exclusion' this ME Awareness Week

CALL TO ‘END OUR EXCLUSION' THIS ME AWARENESS WEEK This 11-17 May, young people with ME/CFS are calling for schools to give them the support they need stay in education. One in...

Buckinghamshire house and charity join forces to celebrate Florence Nightingale

Buckinghamshire house and charity join forces to celebrate Florence Nightingale Visitors to Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, will celebrate Florence Nightingale's birthday in a different way...

Buckinghamshire house and charity join forces to celebrate Florence Nightingale

Buckinghamshire house and charity join forces to celebrate Florence Nightingale The Association of Young people with ME will attend Nightingale's birthday celebrations at Claydon...

Northampton construction group raises £50,000 for charity in ten year effort

Northampton construction group raises £50,000 for charity in ten year effort The Northampton Construction and Property Forum, a networking group for Northamptonshire's construction...

AYME member discusses invisible illnesses in ITV documentary

AYME member discusses invisible illnesses in ITV documentary A documentary led by University student, Lindsey Shorter, aired on ITV Central News last week. The short film sees Lindsey,...

AYME attend CFS/ME Conference in Newcastle

Today AYME Chief Executive, Mary-Jane Willows and National Support Worker, Sheila Carruthers attended the CFS/ME confernce in Newcastle. Where they were joined by professionals from across the...