It is estimated that over 45,000 New Zealanders have ME/CFS or Long COVID.
We are on a mission to provide much needed support for them.
About ME Support
ME Support (formerly ME Auckland) is a charity whose mahi (work) is to provide free support, advocacy, community connection and illness management information to people with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Long COVID and related conditions.
We exist to improve the lives of people with these illnesses, their whānau (family) and their carers, by providing free, high-quality community-based support, that is not otherwise available through the public health system.
Our services help clients gain a sense of control over their illness, as well as providing validation and understanding.
For all people with ME/CFS* and Long COVID to be able to live their most fulfilling life.
* This includes related conditions and their whanau/carers of those with ME/CFS and Long COVID.
For every person with ME/CFS, Long COVID and related conditions, to be able to experience high quality health care and community support free from stigma and discrimination.
What we do
Our niche is providing free essential services that make a difference in people’s lives today, while advocating for research that will hold the answer for people in years to come.
ME Support currently provides:
Community support coordinators
To liaise with our members and provide illness management information, emotional support, community connection, and advocacy for, or help with, essential needs such as:
financial support from WINZ
sourcing disability aids;
and much more
Essential medical and
symptom management information
Online support groups providing community connection
We also facilitate face-to-face support groups in Auckland