The Charity for Environmental Illness

Everyone is fighting a battleAs many of you will already know, May is MCS-Awareness month, and we have been thinking of ways to raise the profile of MCS this month. We were planning a fundraising quiz for this time, but with the current situation with Covid-19, this is understandably having to be postponed. However we still want to do something to raise awareness of the condition. We will be posting on Facebook and social media so if you are able to use a computer and not affected by ES, please like and share these. We would also like to encourage you, where possible, to have a conversation with someone new about MCS. I know this might not be possible for everyone and is more difficult during the current situation where most people are self-isolating. I know a close relative of mine is very sceptical about the illness and I have been meaning to discuss it with him for a long time so I am going to broach the subject this month.

Following on from the article about MCS in Japan in the Spring/Summer magazine, I link some MCS resources from other countries that might be of interest, and provide some new and interesting information. It seems a good time in MCS Awareness month, to share this. We have built up some links with other MCS groups and organisations abroad but this is something we hope to do more of in the future as sharing information benefits everyone. MCS Friends: useful website: http://mcsfriends.org/resources/  Another useful website: http://mcsfriends.org/books/  MCS Awareness: useful website http://mcsawareness.org/resources/

At a time when the situation worldwide with Covid-19 is very scary, it seems a good time to share some more uplifting posts. Some of our magazines contain uplifting stories and articles. Have a look back at previous copies for some inspiration. If you are not already a member, find out what we offer and consider subscribing here.

Just a reminder that we are currently working from home and so are unable to check the post. If you do want to get in touch with us, please use e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you have ES and are unable to use a computer, is there someone who can email us on your behalf? Also please remember our Forum on the website where you can post queries or search for information and also be in touch with other sufferers who can offer tips or advice on managing the condition. The Forum is overseen by dedicated volunteers who have experience of MCS, and can also answer your questions or point you in the right direction. To use the Forum, simply register on the website, there is no charge.

We want to stress we are still here, offering support at this difficult time so do get in touch if you need to.

Want information on ways to deal with your MCS? Why not join the MCS-Aware membership subscription to get access to a whole heap of benefits that can support you and your illness. With access to over 150 helpsheets, a Penpal directory that allows you (if you wish) to either speak to or write to other members who understand your journey. A booklet giving discounts on MCS related products & services and a jam packed magazine sent out 3 times per year. For as little as £2 per month let us help you feel better. Find out more.

 

This is a really difficult time for us all, with the worry and fear for our health but also for our friends and family’s health. With the extensive media reports, from home and from around the world, we can feel bombarded with scary facts and the concern of not knowing what is coming next. For MCS sufferers who already have underlying health conditions, this is an extra worrying time.

We have put together a few pointers and useful websites that may help during this unpredictable time. Click here to read.

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