ME Support (IOM) was originally established as a self-help group in 1988. It is now a fully-fledged charity providing peer support and information to people with ME across the Isle of Man. Through in-person and online meetings they reduce the isolation many people with ME experience, and build a sense of community.
Their advocacy work has led to significant engagement from health officials on the Isle of Man, leading to new and improved services for people with ME and better awareness of the disease. They continue to engage closely with this process, to ensure that promised improvements take place for the ME community. They also work on creating awareness of this disease in employment settings, and to aid medical education.
A board of trustees oversees their programme of work, while also engaging in advocacy, organising and management of the charity.