ME Auckland

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ME Auckland

ME Auckland, also known as ME/CFS Support (Auckland), is a patient group which provides support to patients based in and around Auckland with ME/CFS/fibromyalgia and their families and carers.

Aims[edit | edit source]

ME Auckland aims to improve the well-being of individuals suffering from ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia in the Auckland region by providing information and advisory services and support for residents together with their caregivers and families/whanau. It also aims to promote an awareness and understanding of these illnesses.[1]

Services[edit | edit source]

  • Two field workers who help to advocate for members, identify assistance services available for members, provide information about ME/CFS to members' doctors, schools, and families, and organise local support groups
  • Provision of information about ME/CFS and how to manage it
  • Provision of several local support groups in Auckland
  • Coordination of petitions and engagement with healthcare bodies on behalf of its members[2]

Membership and all services provided are free of charge.[3]

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History[edit | edit source]

ME Auckland was founded in 2013, when the coordinators of the West Auckland, East Auckland and North Shore support groups recognised the need to bring Auckland wide support to those with ME/CFS.[1] It has been a registered charity since February 2014.[4]

Funding[edit | edit source]

ME Auckland is a registered charity. It's charity number is CC50218.[4] The main source of funding is individual donations.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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