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World MS Day brings the global MS community together on 30 May to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.

The 2020-2023 World MS Day theme is ‘connections’. MS Connections is all about building community connection, self-connection and connections to quality care. Together with the global MS community, we at MS Plus are exploring how bolstering support networks, championing self-care and advocating for better services can break down social barriers and reduce social isolation.

This year we’re celebrating the vital work of our MS Nurses in linking people with MS with quality care and support, in building community connections, and in nurturing connection to self.

We’re hosting a range of events throughout the month of May to mark World MS Day 2023 and challenge barriers that may leave you isolated from quality care and peer support networks at different stages of your journey

Keep an ear out for MS Plus podcasts

Follow ‘MS Podcasts’ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and keep an ear out in May for the following episodes to be released.

  • Connecting with the right information – A discussion around how to differentiate factual, evidence-based information from opinion or lies and strategies on how to navigate the internet safely.
  • Connecting with women’s health – MS Plus Executive Manager and Nurse Practitioner, Jodi Haartsen discusses the stigmatisation of women’s health issues, and the barriers women face to accessing and receiving quality care. Jodi also examines the future of women’s and girls’ health and how this will impact how we think of women’s health needs in MS.
  • Connecting with your mates – As part of the ‘Learn from Me’ series, Kim Repcak speaks with the inspirational and very honest, Mark Wilson. They chat about the importance of staying connected with friends and how to stop letting things get in the way of catching up with your mates.

2023 events

More information is also available on the official World MS Day website.

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