Welcome to Change for ME
Change For ME aims to provide Australian ME and CFS sufferers with practical support and information
It is estimated that between 180 000 and 250 000 Australians suffer with the neuro-immune diseases Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). As many as 20 - 25% being house or bed bound with little or no support from either the medical community or the community at large. They struggle with simple daily tasks such as taking care of personal hygiene and feeding themselves.
ME and CFS are complex conditions requiring extensive medical testing, treatment, medications and supplements – many of which are not currently available through Medicare or PBS. We hope to change that.
We advocate for:
- Greater understanding of the condition in the medical community and general public
- Increased support and medical access for ME and CFS sufferers to help address the poor quality of life and elevated risk of suicide
- More equitable financial support for sufferers through Medicare and PBS
Please join us and help make a positive change for Australians with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.