Friendship is a phone call away

Many people with the chronic, neurological condition ME tell us they feel very lonely and isolated at this time of year, particularly those who live alone with no family or friends to share the festivities with.

Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 08:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 09:13 am

A visit, phone call or simply a thoughtful card from a friend could make a positive difference – so if you know someone with ME, let them know you are thinking of them this festive season.

If you have ME and you need information and support, call us on 0117 927 9551 (we’re here until 4pm on December 22, and re-open on January 3), or join one of our friendly online forums, open 24/7.

You can also read advice from Rose, who has ME, in her article on coping with Christmas alone at

Sonya Chowdhury

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