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We’re dedicating this week to the special people – often behind the scenes – supporting and caring for a family member or friend living with MS.

While not all people supporting someone living with MS identify as a ‘carer’, we know that many of you are providing a wide range of support, including emotional, physical, administrative and social support.

Whether you’re caring for your best mate, spouse, sibling, child, colleague, or parent, we see you and everything you do.

While supporting a partner, family member or friend living with MS can be incredibly meaningful and rewarding, we know that it can also take an emotional and physical toll, and at times, feel isolating.

We want you to know, you are not alone.

Carers, Family & Friends Toolkit

An MS diagnosis affects the whole family. That’s why we’re excited to bring you the Carers, Family & Friends Toolkit; your home for carer tools and resources designed to support you in caring for your person.

Here you’ll find information and practical tips for different parts of your journey supporting someone living with MS:

  • Understanding MS
  • Looking After Yourself
  • Financial, Legal and Work,
  • Understanding Emotions
  • Talking about MS
  • Young Carers
  • Parents of Teens with MS
  • Navigating the Healthcare System
  • Preparing for Emergencies

We’re here to support you too.

Plus Navigate Series Friends and Family

Learning that your person has been diagnosed with MS can be an overwhelming experience. Understanding more about MS is the first step in providing them with much needed support.

We have developed the Plus Navigate Series Friends and Family for people who support someone with MS. You’ll learn about the condition, understand the supports available, cover practical tips to support someone with MS and discuss strategies for taking care of yourself.

Over two 75-minute sessions, an MS expert will guide discussions, provide information, links to resources and answer any questions you may have. We’ll cover a range of topics including:

  • Understanding MS
  • Navigating the health system
  • Where to access help and support
  • How to take care of yourself

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