Category Archives: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

“Do something you love. Disabled or not, it’s good for the soul!”

Jenny Brownlees is a freelance fashion journalist and stylist. She has ME, and went through a lot of tough times to get where she is now. One thing she found helped her was to follow her creative heart. Here she talks about her experiences.  

I was 16 when I became unwell. Enjoying life and school, becoming unwell in my teenage years hit me hard. I was very creative both in and outside of school. Happiest in art and textiles classes when doodling, making a mess, sewing, designing, I was obsessed with ‘making’ in all its forms. I loved every aspect of fashion and art. It meant so much to me, and was a huge part of my personal identity.

New Holt-based service offers home respite for dementia carers

23 April 2015

By karen bethell

Home visiting service volunteers Caroline Baker, Bob Chaplow and Pat Cox (front, from left) with (back, from left) Holt and District Dementia Support Group chairman Wendy Richley and home visiting service co-ordinator Eleanor Sidgwick. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A new respite service for carers of people with dementia

A new respite service for carers of people with dementia has been launched at Holt, following the success of a weekly drop-in support group opened last year in St Andrew’s Church meeting room.

What is Wrong with ME? gives a candid mother’s eye view of teenage ME

Scottish Parliament to host ME awareness event

The Scottish Parliament will be the venue for an awareness event for Myalgic Encephalomyeltis (ME) on Wednesday, May 15.

Merryn Fergusson, whose book What is Wrong with ME? gives a candid mother’s eye view of teenage ME, will be the keynote speaker.

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