What Will You Learn? Learning Aims and Objectives

Our courses have been extensively researched and contain up-to-date information from within the global M.E./C.F.S community which includes patients, patient advocates, charities, scientists and researchers. Learners will benefit from the insider knowledge Managing Director Sally Callow brings as a patient (12 years) and from being a global M.E./C.F.S advocate since 2014. In this blog, we …

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Contaminated Blood

In general, the wider community doesn’t take the global Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome crisis as seriously as it should. Yes, it’s a crisis. In the UK alone, there are 250,000+ patients with an economic burden of over £3.3 BILLION per year (2017 statistics). Worldwide, most countries have not done any research into the condition or …

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M.E/C.F.S and Employment

This blog is inspired by an online conversation I had this evening with an employment specialist. His comment wasn’t taken negatively, it just made me aware that much more awareness is needed as to why Stripy Lightbulb CIC is needed. We were discussing M.E/C.F.S patients and employment, I was explaining that only patients with a …

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C.B.T. Review For M.E./C.F.S.

Without doubt, you will have read in the press that M.E./C.F.S. patients are ‘lazy’, that we need to be more positive, that it’s ‘all in our heads’ or that we can get better by going through a talking therapies course. All of this comes from a research paper called ‘Pacing, graded Activity, and Cognitive behaviour …

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Invisible Disability Discrimination

A research study conducted by the Crohn’s and Colitis UK charity was published today, the study looked into the discrimination experienced by people suffering from invisible disabilities. This is of particular interest to Stripy Lightbulb and myself as an M.E./C.F.S. patient as M.E./C.F.S. is an invisible disability. The study concluded that Crohn’s and Colitis patients experienced …

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Independent Social Enterprise

Stripy Lightbulb CIC

Stripy Lightbulb CIC is not affiliated to any particular M.E./C.F.S. charity and this decision was not taken lightly by our Directors. As you will see when you take part in our e-training, M.E./C.F.S. is a complex condition that is surrounded by wide-ranging complicated social and economic issues. This means that each individual charity and advocacy …

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