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  • What is NURA Community?
    NURA Community is a social network and online community platform where people with Long COVID, ME/CFS and related conditions can meet, talk and share content with others. You can sign up to NURA Community either through your web browser, or by downloading the Mighty Networks app via the Apple app store or Google Play, and searching for NURA Community.
  • What do I do if I need help urgently?
    Unfortunately, NURA cannot provide crisis support. If you are in a mental health crisis or just need to speak to someone, please call: UK and Ireland Samaritans - 116 123 Free to call and available 24/7 US 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - 988 Toll-free, 24/7 service If you think you might be experiencing a medical emergency, call 999 in the UK and 911 in the US (or your local emergency services number) or go to A&E or urgent care. Click here to find a list of crisis support centres around the world. Other helplines UK: ME Connect - 0344 576 5326 Support and information for people affected by Long COVID and ME/CFS Available every day from 10am - 12noon 2 - 4pm 7 - 9pm Listen to M.E. - 0117 927 9551 (Choose option 2) Helps adults affected by ME to feel less isolated and offer a listening ear. Carers and family members also welcome to call Available every Monday from 11am - 1pm Every Thursday from 1pm - 3pm National Suicide Prevention Helpline - 0800 689 5652 Compassionate and understanding lifeline for people grappling with their mental well-being or thoughts of suicide Available every day from 6pm until midnight CALM - 0800 58 58 58 Men’s mental health support Available every day from 5pm until midnight Switchboard - 0800 0119 100 LGBTQIA+ support Available every day from 10am - 10pm Switchboard also have an instant messaging service, which you can access through their website. US: Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 LGBT National Hotline - 888 843 4564 800-246-7743 (Youth Talkline) 888-234-7243 (Senior Hotline) Available Monday - Friday 1pm - 9pm/pacific time 4pm - midnight/eastern time Available Saturday: 9am - 2pm/pacific time Noon - 5pm/eastern time The Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386 LGBT crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline Available 24/7 Trans Lifeline - 877-565-8860 Available Monday - Friday 10am – 6pm Pacific 11am – 7pm Mountain 12pm – 8pm Central 1pm – 9pm Eastern
  • Why are you called NURA?
    ‘Nura’ means light, brightness or radiance in several languages. It is also the anadrome of ‘arun’, a Sanskrit word for dawn or sunrise. This is significant for us in two ways: 1) because the patient community is full of brightness, hope and compassion; and 2) because we aim to shine a light on conditions which have long been neglected and dismissed. We really like the name NURA, even if our friend told us it sounds like a protein bar.
  • How can I give you feedback, or support what you are doing?
    We value feedback and are committed to building NURA together with other patients. You can give us feedback inside the community itself, in the "Give us feedback" space. Alternatively, please email us at or contact us here.
  • What else are you up to?
    NURA Community strives to provide support, resources and community for the estimated 100m+ people worldwide with Long COVID, ME/CFS and commonly co-occurring conditions. We are committed to furthering our offering of community and support to improve the lives of people affected by these conditions, and will provide updates as we have them.
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