If you would like to include your own story or tips on how to live well with a long-term condition, we would love to hear from you.

Just email your story to us at: stories@meaningandpurpose.co.uk

It is important to us that this website reflects the experiences of people living with long term conditions and that you can share your experiences and ideas with each other.  We would like to hear from you if you have a story to share about how you deal with your condition or any techniques you use.  Some people use crafting, photography, painting or writing poetry to manage their condition, so any images of the things you produce are also welcome.


We check all stories and images before publishing them on the website.  We will change your name so you are anonymous and we ask that you do not include any information or images that identifies you or anyone else.


If you send us your story or image and change your mind about it being included on the website, just email us and we will take it down.


We can only publish stories or images from people over 18 years old and we will ask you confirm this before we publish your story or image.



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