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Name Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Related to/Also known as  
Symptoms of MS
Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disabling neurological disorder affecting young adults. MS occurs as the result of damage to myelin - the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system. This damage interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body.
Types
  • Relapsing remitting MS
  • Secondary progressive MS
  • Primary progressive MS
Useful national contacts MS Society
Helpline: 0808 800 8000
Link opens in new window www.mssociety.org.uk
Find your local support group:
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y8ksdy2j
MS Physical Activity Specialist:
Download this PDF for details

Multiple Sclerosis Trust
Tel. 01462 476700
Freephone information service 0800 032 3839
Link opens in new window www.mstrust.org.uk


MS-UK
Tel. 0800 783 0518
Link opens in new window www.ms-uk.org
You can call the MS-UK Helpline for free on 0800 783 0518 during weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Multiple Sclerosis National Therapy Centres
There are more than 50 centres in Britain and Ireland, including the Neuro Therapy Centre in Cheshire.
Link opens in new window www.msntc.org.uk and
Link opens in new window www.neurotherapycentre.org

CSF Leak Association
Charity working to raise the profile and support understanding of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, and provides support to sufferers and carers.
Link opens in new window www.csfleak.info

Children & young people Young people and MS (MS Trust)
Link opens in new window www.mstrust.org.uk/life-ms/young-people-and-ms
Kids' guide to MS (MS Trust)
For 6-10 year olds who have a mum or dad with MS 
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Multiple sclerosis (Great Ormond Street Hospital)
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Online resources MS Trust: Newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
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Physiotherapy works: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists factsheet)
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Applying for PIP (MS Society)
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MS-UK Live Webchat
Link opens in new window www.ms-uk.org/livewebchat


NHS Choices: Multiple Sclerosis
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/ybdgn4uq


NHS Videos: Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
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BBC: What is multiple sclerosis?
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MS-UK video 'We're here if you need us'
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MS Research Treatment and Education charity
Link opens in new window www.ms-research.org.uk


MS Register
A ground-breaking study designed to increase our understanding of living with MS in the UK
Link opens in new window www.ukmsregister.org

News and events

New MS Physical Activity Specialist service delivered by the MS Society and supported by Sport England (November 2018)
Download the PDF for details

Medical cannabis products available on prescription (BBC, November 2018)
Link opens in new window www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46045487

'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients (BBC, March 2018)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y79vp8ya

Emerging areas of research: Stem cells (MS Society)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y7fktbav

Our resources

Annie & Dan talk about M.S.: a D.V.D. for children under 10The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on MS and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to borrow Annie & Dan talk about MS : a DVD for children under 10