DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE
The funds that you raise ensure that people living with multiple sclerosis get the vital support they need to meet their goals and live well, and ensure that no one has to face MS alone.
Here’s what you and thousands of like-minded fundraisers make possible.
times last year, people reached out to our helpline MS Connect and were met with a caring person to listen and help them.
The gateway to living well with MS, our free helpline provides information and advice, and links people to MS services. MS Connect helps from diagnosis to living well with MS and is free to access for people living with MS, their family members, carers and healthcare professionals.
people received specialised advice from the MS Nurse Advisor and Social Work Advisor Service last year.
Without a long waiting list or needing to travel, MS Advisor helps people with MS wherever they are. Accessible expert consultation is available for free to support people with MS in areas including diagnosis, treatment options, symptom management and mental health.
people registered for an MS Education and Wellbeing webinar in the past year to better understand multiple sclerosis.
Online and face-to-face programs are available for free to educate people with MS, their carers and healthcare professionals. MS Education shares the latest evidence-based, accurate information on everything from understanding multiple sclerosis, to living well and managing unpredictable symptoms.
people joined the MS Peer Support Program throughout the last year to connect with others living with multiple sclerosis.
By phone, online and in-person, MS Peer Support groups help people with MS, their family, friends and carers, receive free practical and emotional support through facilitated discussions. One to one support is also available with trained MS Peer Support Volunteers who have a lived experience of MS.
“The information and support we received through MS Connect was absolutely invaluable, and we couldn’t be more thankful.”
Mr & Mrs Smith, parents of April, diagnosed 2017
“I can’t explain how much this has changed my life. I have my confidence back and a sense of control. I can hang out with my friends again.”
Jackie, 36, living with MS.
“Attending the MS Gym on a regular basis has allowed me to meet others in a similar position to myself and to discuss helpful aspects of this disease, while having a laugh. While attending the MS Gym I am assured that I am able to use the correct equipment and receive advice suitable to my needs.”
Gai, diagnosed 1999.
“It was really good to get some detail and clarify about the subject from an expert.”
Terri, diagnosed in October 2014.