ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.
ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.
Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.
Welcome to the ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc website.
We hope you find this site interesting and informative. If you have any questions or suggestions then feel free to email us.
ME/CFS is a dreadful disease; it challenges one physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is important that associations such as ours exist. People with ME/CFS need support and encouragement. The Association's goal is to assist and support those with ME/CFS. Part of that extends to assisting family members, spouses and friends understand the illness as well as create awareness and understanding of the illness to our community, including the medical fraternity.
Can We Make a Difference?
As an organisation there are enormous challenges ahead of us. Despite the prevalence of this illness in our community, and indeed worldwide, there is a lack of recognition for ME/CFS. A travesty, given the devastation it brings to people's lives. Our committee members represent the Association on various panels, organisations and committees at State and National levels. They have developed links with politicians who are sympathetic to the cause. Their assistance in lobbying government has already started to lead to positive changes.
The medical profession still do not understand the mechanism behind the illness and generally have a limited understanding of ME/CFS. However it is encouraging that recent research both within Australia, and around the world is positive. We hope that this will bring with it a diagnostic test soon. Until we have this there will always be those who cast doubt on the authenticity of the condition so education and support for those who have this illness, and their families is vital.
The Association receives no ongoing financial support from the government. We rely on successful grant applications to cover the cost of equipment and projects, and are reliant on members’ fees and sponsorship and donations to operate. As such any support from businesses or individuals is welcome.
How can you help?
We would encourage all South Australians with a connection to this condition to join the Society – together we can make a difference.
If you're not already a member, please consider joining and supporting ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc. Please contact us if you'd like to know the benefits of membership, and how to become a member.