There’s never been a better time to make sure your MP/GP is fully briefed on what ME is & the consequences of current treatment.

 

Dear [Insert Name of MP],

I am writing because you may have not been able to attend a screening of the award-winning documentary, Unrest (https://www.unrest.film/) followed by a discussion about ME for members of Parliament and the House of Lords that occurred on 24th October in the Speaker’s State Rooms. If this is the case, I would like you to consider watching this short trailer of the film, via the following link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvK5s9BNLzA.

As a member of your constituency, I would like to urge you to watch Unrest to gain a better understanding of the challenges patients with Myalgic Encephomyelitis (M.E) and their families face whilst seeking diagnosis, lack of effective treatments and accessing social care. ME remains a lifelong debilitating condition often leaving patients bedbound with a poor quality of life often feeling like the world is not listening to their plight.  This is why now, it is #TimeforUnrest. #TimeForUnrest is a global campaign to grow and strengthen the global movement for equal recognition, education, research, and funding for ME.

For decades, the 250,000 M.E patients in the UK  have not had adequate access to appropriate healthcare provision due to a lack of understanding and medical research. Unrest shows the world about the hidden world of these patients and families who are living with this condition and in many cases merely existing. Critics are calling it "riveting...equal parts medical mystery, science lesson, political advocacy primer and even a love story." The film team has kindly offered to send a copy of the full film to any Member of Parliament who requests it and to receive a  copy please email lucy@shellafilms.com

Thank you very much in advance for your commitment to this issue.

 

Yours sincerely,

[Insert Your Name]

 

For further information and media coverage please visit the following links:

ITV News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UVmIc6FKnE

BBC Breakfast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRAM7Q2nx10

The Daily Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/could-documentary-change-way-perceive-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/

BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-41888146

BBC / Mark Kermode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGoK56TdNQY&t=2s

The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/our-lives-were-frozen-by-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-rdftnm75p

The Pool: https://www.the-pool.com/health/health/2017/43/the-pool-talks-to-jennifer-brea-about-unrest-documentary

 

 

DEAR [INSERT NAME OF YOUR GP],

I am writing to you because I wanted to draw your attention to the award-winning documentary, Unrest (https://www.unrest.film/) and I would like to urge you to watch Unrest to further understand the challenges some patients with Myalgic Encephomyelitis (M.E) and their families face whilst seeking diagnosis, lack of effective treatments and accessing social care. As you know, ME remains a lifelong debilitating condition leaving many patients bedbound with a poor quality of life often feeling like the world is not listening to their plight. This is why now, it is #TimeforUnrest. #TimeForUnrest is a global campaign to grow and strengthen the global movement for equal recognition, education, research, and funding for ME.


For decades, 250,000 ME patients in Britain – and their families and carers – have not had adequate access to diagnosis, treatment, care or medical research possibly due to a lack of understanding and the need for further medical research. Unrest shows the hidden world of these patients and families who are living with this condition and in many cases merely existing. Critics are calling it "riveting...equal parts medical mystery, science lesson, political advocacy primer and even a love story." I would like to ask you to consider watching this short trailer of the film, via the following link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvK5s9BNLzAwhich I hope will spark an interest to watch the documentary in full.


If you would be interested in seeing a full length copy of the film please contact: lucy@shellafilms.com

Thank you very much in advance for considering watching this insightful documentary and for your continued commitment to healthcare.

Yours sincerely,

[Insert Your Name]

 

For further information and media coverage please visit the following links:

ITV News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UVmIc6FKnE

BBC Breakfast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRAM7Q2nx10

The Daily Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/could-documentary-change-way-perceive-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/

BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-41888146

BBC / Mark Kermode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGoK56TdNQY&t=2s

The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/our-lives-were-frozen-by-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-rdftnm75p

The Pool: https://www.the-pool.com/health/health/2017/43/the-pool-talks-to-jennifer-brea-about-unrest-documentary