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Support sessions for people with Multiple Sclerosis

By Chris Saunderson

People in rural and remote areas of Scotland living with multiple sclerosis (MS) are being offered the chance to attend free support sessions by a a Scottish charity.


MS Society Scotland’s Living Well with MS sessions will enable those affected by the neurological condition to share their own experiences and connect with other people who have been newly diagnosed with MS.

More than 11,000 people in Scotland have MS – one of the highest rates in the world – and the condition is particularly prevalent in the north of the country.

In September, October and November, groups will give those at different points in their experiences of MS the opportunity to learn from each other about how to live well with the condition and build their confidence in setting daily goals. Those that attend will also have the opportunity to stay in touch with each other online.

Coleen Kelly, self-management lead for MS Society Scotland, said: “We are delighted to receive funding from the RS MacDonald Charitable Trust to help us connect people living in rural and remote areas of Scotland who have been newly diagnosed with MS.”

“MS is unpredictable and different for everyone so it’s important that people can access this support in a way that feels right for them and fits into their lives and doing things online does just that. “

The groups take place over four sessions each lasting 90 minutes and people can join all sessions remotely from the comfort of their own home.

Sessions start on September 4.

People are asked to register in advance online at http://bit.ly/2PhGTnW.

The MS Society is there to make life better for people with MS, through research, campaigning, and support.

For support and information their free helpline can be contacted on 0808 800 8000 or at helpline@mssociety.org.uk.

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