Who we are
We are an independent UK charity
campaigning for bio-medical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), as
defined by WHO-ICD-10-G93.3.
We have links nationwide and also internationally. Invest in ME are one of
the founding members of
The European ME
Our aim is to bring together
like-minded individuals and groups to campaign for research and funding to
establish an understanding of the Aetiology (causes), Pathogenesis (harmful
effects) and Epidemiology (the pattern of distribution of a disease through a
population) of M.E. This should lead to the development of a universal
"thumb-print" test for diagnosis of M.E. and, subsequently, medical treatments
to cure or alleviate the effects of the illness.
Invest in ME want to establish a
national strategy of biomedical research into M.E. and establish a UK and
European Centre of Excellence for biomedical research into M.E.
Please help make M.E. an illness
which is properly understood and where adequate funding is provided for
biomedical research into ME allowing treatments and cures to be found.
"Possibly the two most
important research projects for ME in the UK
The ME Information Centre We wish to make this an easy destination to
visit to find out anything about M.E. that you would like to know. Whether you
are a sufferer, a parent/carer, a person involved in the media (see our
Media pages) or somebody who would like to
know more then visit our
for an insight into ME.
The column on the right covers other news items and includes an
archive for all items posted here.
The Tragedy of ME The effects of ME are apparent to any M.E. sufferer and
their carers/parents. Here is a sample of stories from M.E. sufferers
which illustrates the sadness, and the reality, behind this illness. It also
shows the positive approach of M.E. sufferers and serves to dispel any notions
of depression as a causative feature of M.E., something which often accompanies
many of the less-informed handouts given to, or by, the media and some
The Story Gallery - shows some of the
tragic but hopeful stories concerning M.E.
Can you Help? If you suffer from M.E. then we invite you
to support us - we are sufferers and carers of ME sufferers ourselves - contact
us now for more information on how we can work together to make a difference.
If you are a parent of a child with M.E. then we know what you are going through
- help us to help you to do more than just cope.
The contacts page allows us to know about you. Also - sign up for our newsletter -
here for more details.
Also ways to help and support Invest in ME -
There is no monopoly on a good idea to raise funds
for biomedical research - go to our
Ideas Factory page and contact us with your idea.
If you want to browse more use
our site map to show which sections we have and so limit the
effort required to find some information.
Use our ME-bay to auction and fund biomedical
research into ME. See our