Living with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions often comes with a number of invisible symptoms. We can support you with strategies to manage your symptoms and succeed at work.
Our Plus Employment Support Service is designed specifically to help people living with multiple sclerosis and other neuro stay in their current role. Eighty-five percent of people who accessed our Plus Employment Support Service were still working 2 years later.
If you’re experiencing any of the following at work, we can help:
- trouble moving around the workplace
- difficulty accessing the bathroom
- problems with concentration and memory
- stiffness and pain
Whatever your symptoms may be, our specialist team will help identify the individual barriers you are experiencing at work. Together we’ll develop strategies so you can remain a productive employee.
How our Employment Support service works
Our team of employment support consultants will meet with you one-on-one to assess your psychological, social, cognitive, physical and vocational needs.
Based on your needs, we can provide the following:
- symptom management strategies for you and your workplace
- comprehensive workplace assessment to review your current duties and workplace set up
- advice on how to modify your hours of work if necessary
- advice and assistance around new technology and equipment to suit your needs
- simple processes to help you think more clearly and reduce ‘cog fog’
- financial assistance to access services, treatments or therapies
- support to decide if, when and how to disclose your multiple sclerosis
- education for your employer and colleagues.
No matter what field you work in, we can assist. We have helped people working in a range of industries to stay employed, including childcare, freight, nursing, accounting, research, retail and admin.
How can I access the Employment Support service?
We have employment support consultants based in the ACT, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria. If you live close by, we can arrange a face-to-face appointment at one of our wellbeing centres. You can also access our Employment Support service through Telehealth.