The M.E./C.F.S. community will benefit from this Community Interest Company in three ways:

  1. The stigma surrounding the illness will lessen as a result of the training;
  2. The support patients receive from participants of the training will be more beneficial and appropriate to the condition;
  3. Surplus will be put towards M.E./C.F.S. research funding, of which there is a severe shortage.

What can you expect from the course?

Stripy Lightbulb CIC’s training is an original concept, there is no equivalent worldwide. We are a unique social enterprise that has been created by a person with M.E./C.F.S. for the benefit of the M.E./C.F.S. community.

  • What is M.E./C.F.S? (Including history, context, wider social/economic/political issues):
    • Symptoms;
    • Differences in severity;
    • Diagnosis;
    • Treatment;
  • How you can support M.E./C.F.S. patients;
  • What suitable adjustments can be made?
  • What level of support is appropriate?
  • Why non-disclosure is important;
  • The course contains industry-specific modules;
  • The courses are CPD accredited.
Why is training needed?

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Some Reviews of the Course

Education Professional

I found the Stripy Lightbulb CIC Course very interesting and informative. Not having M.E. myself and having very limited exposure to the illness, my knowledge of it was next to nothing.

Upon completing this course, I feel my understanding of the difficulties that M.E. sufferers go through physically, mentally, emotionally and financially has increased and although I have never experienced the condition personally, I believe I can now empathise, to a point, through knowledge.

The course content was clear to read and understand, and I found the videos insightful as further information was given by experts and sufferers themselves. For me, this made the subject more personable and gave a more emotional connection.

Overall, the course was interesting, informative and very much improved my knowledge of M.E. I would recommend this course to anyone who has a duty of care over people with M.E./C.F.S. It provides a much-needed insight to understand how this illness affects people in their daily lives.

Business Professional

The training is really easy to navigate and has enough variety and different types of learning points to keep it engaging and interesting.

Business Professional

What I like about this program:

It offered a good balance of learning styles – reading, watching embedded videos, further reading (is available if you want to know more details), games and quizzes.

Very informative and some topic and research are an eye-opener.

Simplified research /report/stats so it is easier to understand and, if needed, links are available to learn more.

The sketches videos are so cool and the last video of the young lady touches my heart!

Education Professional

Awesome, works really well, well done. Looks great and flows very well.

Healthcare Professional

The course made sense to me as a former healthcare professional. Well done, very informative.

About Stripy Lightbulb

About Stripy Lightbulb CIC

Stripy Lightbulb CIC is a registered Community Interest Company that works for the benefit of the M.E./C.F.S. community. We are unique and are taking a fresh approach to tackle the global health crisis.

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About ME/CFS

About M.E./C.F.S.

M.E./C.F.S is JUST tiredness, right?

If you believe that M.E./C.F.S. is just tiredness, you should sign up for Stripy Lightbulb CIC’s online training course.

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