Welcome to M.E. Support
In association with LS Photography
M.E. Support is one of the leading websites on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis providing information, advice and support. M.E. is little-known and often misunderstood but it is an extensive and debilitating neurological disease.
It is with great pleasure that I announce that this year, 2021, marks the 20th Anniversary of M.E. Support. The simple Homepage went live on Sunday, 1st April 2001 and gradually developed into the extensive website that you see today.
My name is Louise Sargent and I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in 1993, at the age of fourteen, following a tuberculosis vaccine and influenza. After several difficult years I was encouraged to write about my experience and reach out to other sufferers. M.E. Support was launched with the article M.E. My Story and I invited readers to get in touch with me. I was overwhelmed by the number of people wishing to share their stories and play an active role in building the site. M.E. Support has evolved these past twenty years, adjusting to meet visitors needs, although the main concepts have remained the same - to provide accessible information, reliable advice and compassionate support.
Interview: Never Give Up
An insight into my life and work with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
I manage M.E. Support with the assistance of a small team of Volunteers who provide a range of skills. It is difficult to keep up with demand, because of my own fluctuating health, although the work is very rewarding. M.E. Support is a self-funded non-profit cause which is assisted by M.E. Support Online Shop sales and Donations. Please do not hesitate to Contact Me anytime or you may like to join the M.E. Support Facebook Page.
M.E. Support Ambassador Rochelle Hanslow writes, “When I was diagnosed I scoured the internet looking for reputable information about the illness. I found M.E. Support and I am so glad that I did. There are lots of websites which bombard you with possible cures and confuse you more." She adds, "M.E. Support not only allows you to read real stories from fellow ‘spoonies’ but gives you solid, researched and well laid out information. Louise has put in so much to make sure the website not only supports but raises awareness.”
Thank you for your support and generosity in helping me reach this wonderful milestone. I will continue to offer my guidance and provide a voice to sufferers living with this debilitating disease. Together we can make a difference, whilst working alongside other causes and charitable organisations, to provide a brighter future for our global M.E. community.
M.E. Support is dedicated in memory of those who have lost their lives to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
Founder & Webmaster
M.E. Support UK (MESUK)