Media Essentials

Spokesperson, facts, photos, and more.

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Penelope McMillan


Penelope McMillan

Advocacy Lead, ME/CFS SA Inc.
Spokesperson, ME/CFS Australia Ltd.

A presentation featuring Penelope at Parliament House, Canberra.

Media Release

If you would like a copy of our media release for May 2023, please contact us or email our spokesperson at

Briefing Paper

ME/CFS South Australia has a one-page briefing paper explaining the illness, with up-to-date data on ME/CFS in Australia.
Please email or phone 0493 468 288 for the current version.

How to report with accuracy and sensitivity on contested illnesses

Media Essential Image of IACFSME poster

Feature article by science writer, Julie Rehmeyer, on how to write about ME/CFS

Poster on how to represent ME/CFS more accurately in images

Use of the word 'fatigue' has created misunderstanding, dismissal and stigma for people with ME/CFS and has hindered progress in ME/CFS research and clinical practice.
It is important to differentiate between fatigue, chronic fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

Photo Gallery

For use with attribution to ME/CFS South Australia Inc.
ME/CFS South Australia Inc. retains copyright of these images.

Professional stock images

The German Association for ME/CFS has generously provided 37 professional stock photos (16 photos in variations) for use in media articles, which accurately depict the reality of people living with ME/CFS. Details regarding attribution and conditions of use apply.

Further information

Let us know what aspect of ME/CFS you are interested in. We are more than happy to talk and provide the appropriate material. Please contact us.

Last edited: 10 April, 2024