The ME Show
Gary Burgess concludes this first series of The ME Show with highlights from the recent Westminster debate about ME. It was called for by the MP Carol Monaghan, who appeared on The ME Show earlier in the series. Dozens of MPs attended the three-hour-long session. This episode features highlights from most of those who spoke during the debate. You can watch or listen to the full debate here: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/3d63c39d-18f3-4cd7-8509-c91785dced98 You can find out more...
Gary Burgess speaks to Chantelle Parry who set up an ME friendship group in Gloucestershire, as well as to Rachel Ephgrave who is one of more than 100 members of the group. Chantelle explains how she was inspired to bring together others near her with ME after watching a community screening of the documentary Unrest. Show notes: Chantelle's friendship group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/139595413368299/?ref=br_rs Millions Missing Gloucestershire:...
Gary Burgess speaks to Greg Crowhurst, a full time carer to his wife Linda who has severe ME. Greg talks candidly about the realities of being a carer, and of Linda's symptoms. He also shares some of the coping mechanisms they've developed over the years, and about a book he's written to support others in a similar situation. Show notes: Greg's website Stonebird: www.stonebird.co.uk This week's parliamentary debate about ME:...
Gary Burgess speaks to Emma Donohoe who was diagnosed with ME at the age of 19. She presented a documentary for BBC Newsbeat called 'ME and me' earlier this year, which told the story of her own experience, as well as a number of others. She also met the family of Merryn Croft who died of ME. Show notes: ME and me documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLPCuEdqIWY Emma Donohoe on Twitter: @EmmaDonohoe3 You can follow Gary Burgess on Twitter @GaryBurgessCI and please use the hashtag...
The ME Show - coming soon
Gary Burgess introduces The ME Show, supported by the ME Association. This 'coming soon' podcast comes ahead of the first episode proper, due for release on Monday 7 May 2018 to mark the start of ME Awareness Week.