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Awareness Week – May 11 to 17

A key priority for Emerge Australia and for anyone living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is to raise awareness of the illness and to improve understanding and support […]

Template letter to Ministers

In order to help spread the word about ME/CFS we encourage you to write to your local Members of Parliament and have provided a template to assist in this process. […]

What about ME?

The well recognised lyric below from the Moving Pictures song, “What About Me”, sums up a good deal of our community’s sentiment that people with ME/CFS are entitled to better […]

Cubing for CFS seeks crowdfunding support

Melissa Gijsbers is a published author, blogger and mother of two young boys. She writes a variety of different things, from picture books to chapter books for children, fiction and […]

Thanks for Asking RUOK?

This year, RUOK? is asking people to write a note of thanks to somebody who has helped them through a rough patch or a tough day by taking the time […]

Humans of ME/CFS

If you’re active on Facebook or other social media, you’ve probably heard of the ‘Humans of New York’ photoblog and Facebook page. It publishes photos of the inhabitants of New […]

Severely Ill Big Data Study

Last week we introduced the new website #MEAction, a tool for ME/CFS advocacy and fund raising. One of the research projects that the site is supporting is the Open Medicine […]

Knitting for ME

Do you knit or crochet? Would you like to support Emerge Australia by knitting or crocheting scarves, beanies, headbands, snoods, hand warmers or other small items?   Knitting for ME […]


#MEAction is a new site that provides a platform for ME/CFS patients, advocates and organisations to create actions aimed at improving the lot of people with ME/CFS. Whether it’s a […]

The Chilli Challenge

Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral on the internet and managed to raise over $220 million in donations in the process? Well, now there’s the chilli challenge—and […]