Welsh Association of ME & CFS Support

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The Welsh Association of ME & CFS Support (WAMES) is a British patient charity providing support to adults and children with ME/CFS and their carers and families in Wales.

Aims[edit | edit source]

WAMES aims to improve services, access to services, awareness and support in Wales, in particular:

  • campaigning for recognition of ME as a neurological illness in line with the WHO classification and the results of biomedical research
  • campaigning for appropriate health, education, social care services, benefits and research
  • raising awareness of ME
  • offering support to young people with ME
  • providing information in Welsh and English for people with ME, their families & professionals
  • aiding local support groups[1]

Funding[edit | edit source]

WAMES became a registered charity in November 2011. Funding has been sourced from individual donations, ME support groups and professional organisations. Additionally, a £5,000 Award for all Wales grant from the Big Lottery Fund was awarded in September 2010 for an awareness campaign.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

WAMES was founded in 2001 by local support groups to address issues specific to Wales due to devolution and bilingualism.[3]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

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