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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) poses significant challenges for individuals in the workplace, affecting not only their physical health but also their cognitive abilities and overall well-being. Approximately 250 thousand people in the UK grapple with this condition, therefore, it’s vital for managers to recognise the signs and provide appropriate support to their team members.

At Acorn Occupational Health, we understand the complexities of managing CFS in the workplace. That’s why we offer specialised Management Referrals designed to help employees navigate this condition and thrive in their professional roles.


About CFS

CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a complex disorder. It is characterised by persistent fatigue that isn’t alleviated by rest and may worsen with physical or mental exertion. Alongside fatigue, individuals with CFS may experience a range of symptoms, such as cognitive difficulties, muscle pain, sleep disturbances, and impaired concentration.

As a manager, it’s essential to recognise the signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in your team members. These signs may include:

  1. Persistent fatigue that doesn’t improve with rest.
  2. Cognitive difficulties, such as memory problems and difficulty concentrating.
  3. Muscle pain and weakness.
  4. Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or unrefreshing sleep.
  5. Post-exertional malaise, where symptoms worsen after physical or mental activity.


How We Can Help

At Acorn Occupational Health, we offer Management Referral Solutions tailored to the unique needs of employees with CFS. Our approach involves personalised assessments and recommendations aimed at supporting individuals in managing their symptoms and optimising their productivity.

As a result of booking assessments with us, managers can gain valuable insights into their employees’ needs and receive expert guidance on implementing appropriate accommodations and support measures. Whether it’s adjusting work schedules, providing ergonomically appropriate workstations, or offering cognitive behavioural therapy, we work closely with employers to create a supportive environment for employees with CFS.

Contact us today at 01260 277797 or email us at to learn more about our Management Referrals.

Want to know more about the Occupational Health services we provide at Acorn, and how they could benefit your business and your employees? Please get in touch.