No matter where you are in your journey, we’re here to connect you with the resources, encouragement and support you need to live well with multiple sclerosis (MS).
We believe connecting with a community that understands multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions can bring real meaning and purpose!
Sharing your experiences and emotions with someone who ‘just gets it’ can help you to feel less alone. It can also help you understand a recent diagnosis, find new ways to manage your symptoms and live well with MS.
We can connect you with other members of the MS community. Whether you’re living with the condition or caring for someone who is, we create safe spaces where you can find support and support each other.
You can engage with the community through a range of meaningful programs, find out more below.
Peer support is the act of connecting with others who are in a similar situation to share friendship and understanding. We offer face-to-face groups, one-on-one support over the phone, Telegroups and Telelinks.
Group members say they feel less alone and more supported. You’ll get tips and tricks on how to live well with MS while building a network of resources and connecting with other people who ‘get it.’
Our MS Go for Gold Scholarship program provides one-off grants to follow a personal dream. If you’re living with multiple sclerosis and need support to help achieve your dream, an MS Go for Gold Scholarship can help.
There are 25 scholarships available every year, valued up to $2,000 each with categories including personal expression, education and living your best life. No project, dream, goal or hobby is too big or too small.
We know being a parent and living with MS can sometimes feel like being on a rollercoaster, both rewarding and challenging at the same time. Our family camps are a fun, relaxing and free way for you to connect with other families on a similar journey.
Our MS Plus Family Camps are free to attend with all accommodation, meals and activities for the weekend covered. This includes your own family room with a bathroom. The cost of our family camps is covered by fundraising from the MS Readathon.
Our community campaigns are designed to celebrate your resilience and spirit, while sharing hope for the future. Every year we mark World MS Day, Women’s Health Week and National Carers Week. We also host a Virtual Art Show and other topical campaigns.
In addition to our annual campaigns, we often create online programs for topical issues like COVID. We’re here so you feel supported and connected despite any challenges.
Our ambassadors are inspiring volunteers who can present with honesty and humour at your next corporate, school or community event.
You’ll learn firsthand what happens in the daily lives of people affected by this unpredictable condition. Our ambassadors come from diverse backgrounds, family situations, jobs and cultures – and they each have a unique experience with multiple sclerosis.
The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is funded by the Australian government and plays a vital role in providing companionship for older people living in Aged Care Homes or living in their own homes and receiving or waitlisted for a home care package.
Since the pilot in 1991, MS Plus has been a proud provider of the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). We can arrange one on one or group visits. The visits are not limited to people living with multiple sclerosis.