1 IN 3 AUSTRALIANS WILL BE DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often debilitating disease which attacks the central nervous system. It is the most common neurological disease in young adults and often attacks people at the time of their lives when they are planning families and building a career. Cases of MS are rising and over 33,300 Australians live with the condition; an increase of 30% in the past four years.
MS Plus offers a suite of services and support to help minimise the impact of living with multiple sclerosis, while the search for a cure continues. This includes support in referral advice and information, everyday tips and tricks, education, emotional support, wellbeing support, symptom management, opportunities to connect with others, employment support, living arrangement support, individual assessment and NDIS and My Aged Care support.
The funds that you raise ensure that people living with multiple sclerosis get the vital support they need to meet their goals and live well, and ensure that no one has to face MS alone.
Can provide three newly diagnosed people with an MS Information Pack to help them feel supported and informed
Can educate a health professional about multiple sclerosis to enhance the quality of care and outcomes for people with MS
Can support the training of an MS Peer Support volunteer to provide countless hours of support to many people living with MS
By taking part in the MS Gong ride and fundraising you help raise money for resources that truly make a difference to people living with MS
connections through Plus Connect
hours of nursing and social work advice by Plus Advisors
contributed to fund vital MS research
NDIS services delivered - across all services
Attending the MS Gym on a regular basis has allowed me to meet others in a similar position to myself and to discuss helpful aspects of this disease, while having a laugh. While attending the MS Gym I am assured that I am able to use the correct equipment and receive advice suitable to my needs.
Gai, diagnosed 1999
I can’t explain how much this has changed my life. I have my confidence back and a sense of control. I can hang out with my friends again.
Jackie, 36, living with MS
The information and support we received through MS Connect was absolutely invaluable, and we couldn’t be more thankful.
Mr & Mrs Smith, parents of April, diagnosed 2017
It was really good to get some detail and clarify about the subject from an expert.
Terri, diagnosed in October 2014
Can pay for a whole day of check-in calls, to make sure we’re doing everything we possibly can to help people live well with MS
Could enable us to develop a whole series of educational podcasts for people who are navigating a recent MS diagnosis
Could support exhausted carers accessing vital connections through peer groups and essential resources