News

You’re invited to Conquer Cradle Mountain to Beat MS in 2021!

Thursday 15 October 2020

From 2–6 October 2021.This spectacular fundraising trek will take place in Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. Trek the spectacular surrounds of Cradle Mountain as we traverse sections of the iconic Overland Trail. Read more.

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A decision that made me very happy – Lindsay’s story

Thursday 15 October 2020

Kentucky south is a very small country town in NSW located 21 km from the larger Uralla.  In the 1950’s it only had a post office, a railroad shed and a bus shelter. This is where Lindsay was born. As the third youngest from a family of ten children, Lindsay grew up within a close-knit family group. He especially recalls the affection and closeness of his aunt and uncle. Read more.

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People with MS – Victoria Spring 2020 Conference

Thursday 15 October 2020

Date: Saturday November 14th --- 10.30am to 12.30pm. Featuring two exciting speakers:
Dr Julia Morahan, Head of Research at MS Research Australia. Topic: Current research into the cause, cure, and management of MS with emphasis on the exciting research being carried out in Australia. Read more.

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Vale Dean Jones

Tuesday 6 October 2020

Our organisation wishes to extend its condolences to the family and friends of cricket great Dean Jones, who passed away on Thursday, 24 September after suffering a heart attack in India. He was 59. Dean is remembered as one of cricket’s most entertaining figures and he also generously supported many charities including Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL). Read more.

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - October 2020

Tuesday 29 September 2020

You’re invited to Conquer Cradle Mountain To Beat MS in 2021! Are you ready to leave 2020 behind and look ahead to a new year, with new adventures? Please join us in our fight to beat MS; on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to trek in one of Australia’s most breathtaking destinations, Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain National Park, from 2–6 October 2021. Read more.

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ACT Region Newsletter - October 2020

Friday 25 September 2020

You’re invited to Conquer Cradle Mountain To Beat MS in 2021! Are you ready to leave 2020 behind and look ahead to a new year, with new adventures? Please join us in our fight to beat MS; on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to trek in one of Australia’s most breathtaking destinations, Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain National Park, from 2–6 October 2021. Read more.

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Resilience through creativity – Ana’s story

Wednesday 16 September 2020

What motivates you to make art? I love making other people happy through my art. I love their smiles; it brings a smile to my face. Creating and then giving it to others to show my appreciation of them is part of the joy I get from art. I want to be positive; I want people to smile. Read more.

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“Search for something greater than self”

Tuesday 15 September 2020

As you may know, the MS Gong Ride has been postponed until next year due to COVID-19. So, this year, the Gong Ride is going virtual, which means that not only can you still ride for MS, but you can take part wherever you are. Robert lives in Tasmania. He is a person living with MS and is passionate about searching beyond his physical limitations for meaning and satisfaction. Read more.

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - September 2020

Thursday 27 August 2020

The 2020 Launceston MS Walk, Run + Roll has been cancelled. Our number one priority is the health and well-being of our event participants, volunteers, staff and the local community, and we have made this decision in the best interest of our wonderful MS Community. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We have been so heartened by the continuing support, since the inaugural MS Launceston Walk Run + Roll in 2019. Read more.

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The power of connection

Thursday 13 August 2020

“Hearing that others experience similar symptoms and concerns, then having the opportunity to discuss these, was a rare opportunity.” – Telegroup participant. If you’re interested in connecting with others in a similar situation to yourself, here are our upcoming Telegroups. Read more.

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Remembering Zona Tripp, OAM 

Thursday 13 August 2020

“After living through my husband's MS for 33 years, I have been determined in my small way to do all I can to raise funds for research into this terrible disease that effects so many young people in their prime. I do what I can, hoping that a cure will be found.” – Zona Tripp, OAM. ZonaPhilanthropist and advocate for people living with MS, Zona Tripp, left an impressive mark on the MS Community. Read more.

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Celebrating resilience through art: Art classes coming up

Thursday 13 August 2020

In the lead up to our Virtual ArtShow planned for October 2020, MSL is hosting art classes to support the wellbeing of the MS community and help people feel supported and connected. This is an opportunity for people living with MS to celebrate resilience through creativity and learn some artists skills (or practice your skills if art is already part of your life). Read more.

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Cooking with love, caring for others, and never giving up: Resilience in the face of uncertainty

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Joseph Vargetto, Chef, and owner of iconic Melbourne restaurants Mister Bianco and Massi, found out he had MS quite literally by accident - when a bicycle collision with a car caused him to be taken to hospital five years ago, he underwent some tests which revealed his condition. Since then, his dedication to serving others has remained steadfast, even in these uncertain times. We spoke to Joseph about how resilience plays out in his own life, both as a business owner and as a person living with MS. Read more.

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How can we build our resilience?

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Dr Sally Shaw is a Melbourne-based psychologist who focuses on supporting people with MS. Sally works with clients to increase their ability to be strategic while moving forward in life, using positive psychological frameworks which centre on building resilience. Here, she shares some practical insights on how we can build our resilience to help us cope with MS as well as any other challenge we may be facing. Read more.

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Spotlight on MSL team: reflections about resilience

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Jodi Haartsen and Natalie Francis have both recently joined MSL as executive managers and bring to the organisation a wealth of clinical knowledge and understanding about people living with MS, both having extensive careers in the health sector. We asked Natalie and Jodi about their experiences with resilience and their views on how resilience relates to people living with MS. Read more.

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Pain management and resilience

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Dr Amy-Lee Sesel is a Psychologist and PhD graduate from the University of Sydney. She has clinical experience treating chronic pain and is deeply committed to this area of health psychology. In 2019, she received a co-funded post-graduate scholarship from MS Research Australia and the NMHRC to develop and evaluate an online mindfulness program for people with MS. We spoke to Amy-Lee about pain management, mindfulness, and practical solutions we can access in order to help build our resilience whilst experiencing pain. Read more.

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ACT Region Newsletter - August 2020

Wednesday 29 July 2020

MS Go for Gold Scholarships are now open! If you know someone living with MS who has a personal goal, dream or project that they would like to achieve and they just need a little bit more support to get started – now is the time to apply for an MS Go for Gold Scholarship. Read more.

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - August 2020

Sunday 26 July 2020

As you know, following the advice from the health authorities, we had to close our offices and find new and virtual ways to keep providing you with our much-needed services. However, with the easing of restrictions across Australia, we have decided to gradually and carefully restart our face-to-face activities. Protecting your health and the health of everyone we work with and for is at the forefront of all decisions we make. So, we have adopted a careful and staged approach to planning. Read more.

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Because carers need support too

Tuesday 30 June 2020

More than ever, we need to keep connected with each other and share stories and ideas about new ways of doing things to overcome the unprecedented life challenges we are all facing – and our Telelink groups are a great way to feel supported. For those caring for someone living with MS, you might want to join our upcoming Telelink group to share information and stay connected. Read more.

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ACT Region Newsletter - July 2020

Tuesday 30 June 2020

The MS Go for Gold Scholarships are now open! If you know someone living with MS who has a personal goal, dream or project that they would like to achieve and they just need a little bit more support to get started – now is the time to apply for an MS Go for Gold Scholarship. Read more.

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - July 2020

Thursday 25 June 2020

The MS Go for Gold Scholarships are now open! If you know someone living with MS who has a personal goal, dream or project that they would like to achieve and they just need a little bit more support to get started – now is the time to apply for an MS Go for Gold Scholarship. Read more.

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Pacing: a strategy for pain management

Thursday 18 June 2020

In order to live an active and fulfilling life, people need to remain as physically active as possible. However, this can be challenging for people with ongoing pain as they might find that certain activities can make their pain worse. As a result, they tend to rest more and are less active. While rest can help relieve pain, long periods of rest or inactivity can lead to physical deconditioning – the gradual loss of strength and fitness that comes from reduced activity levels. Read more.

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Canberra Go for Gold Scholarship winner has earned multiple awards

Monday 15 June 2020

Yasmine Gray’s passion for travel and her commitment to helping make travel accessible to all those with a disability led her to apply for an MS Society “Go for Gold Scholarship” in 2014. She successfully applied for funding to allow her to purchase a personal travel scooter and to start a small internet business. Read more.

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First step to restarting our face to face activities

Tuesday 2 June 2020

We are pleased to confirm that following the latest advice from government health authorities, MS has decided to resume some of our face-to-face activities from June as described below. We are re-starting home visits for NDIS clients in VIC and NSW for our Allied Health service (whenever safe, considering individual needs and health concerns). Read more.

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How to keep active during COVID-19?

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Join our online exercise programs! Keep it Moving. Designed for people living with multiple sclerosis, the Keep it Moving Online Exercise Program is a 6-week strength-based live online exercise program run by the MS Exercise Physiologist team. Pilates by Webinar. Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise which encourages correct and efficient movement patterns to assist with everyday functioning. It has a strong focus on strength and stability, while also developing your mobility and balance. Read more.

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Have you ever had a dream? Go for Gold Scholarship

Monday 2 June 2020

In 2014 Jennifer Severn was awarded a Go for Gold Scholarship to engage a life-writing mentor. She'd been writing snippets of her life story for years and wanted to turn them into a book. 'The Go for Gold Scholarship was a game-changer,' she says. 'I'd been writing all my life and I'd earned a living for a while doing technical and commercial writing—good, plain, practical writing,' she laughs. 'But you can't write a memoir like that. A memoir is creative non-fiction. It has to come to life. Read more.

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ACT Region Newsletter - June 2020

Monday 27 May 2020

World MS Day will once again take place on 30 May. It is a chance for the MS community internationally to connect, raise awareness and share knowledge of life with multiple sclerosis. This year, a three year theme has been launched called ‘MS Connections’ which is all about community connection, selfconnection and connections to quality care. In Australia, for World MS Day 2020 we will be focusing on self-care. Read more.

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - June 2020

Monday 25 May 2020

World MS Day will once again take place on 30 May. It is a chance for the MS community internationally to connect, raise awareness and share knowledge of life with multiple sclerosis. This year, a three year theme has been launched called ‘MS Connections’ which is all about community connection, selfconnection and connections to quality care. In Australia, for World MS Day 2020 we will be focusing on self-care. Read more.

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Celebrating life and supporting the MS community through giving

Thursday 21 May 2020

“I am living my second life,” smiles Ken, whose quest is to continue to make people aware of what multiple sclerosis is and the importance of maintaining a positive attitude. Born in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Ken moved to New Zealand to work and study. There, he learnt to fly and obtained his private pilot licence. Upon returning to Australia, he met Marilyn, the love of his life.  They married and have been together for over 45 years. Read more.

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The power of peer connection

Thursday 21 May 2020

“Hearing that others experience similar symptoms and concerns, then having the opportunity to discuss these, was a rare opportunity”, Telegroup participant. Connection and empathy are what make our Peer Support Program successful. Our peer support groups create a safe space where participants can share experiences, and give and receive emotional and practical support, helping each other to overcome the challenges of living with multiple sclerosis or caring for someone with the condition. Read more.

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$1m funding boost for MS research 

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

We are pleased to confirm our committment to providing a funding boost of $1 million to support MS research in Australia.The funding will be used to fund further research into myelin repair and neuroprotective research that will pave the way to end MS forever. Read more.

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Bushfires and COVID-19: Researchers want to hear from you

Tuesday 5 May 2020

COVID-19 AND MS SURVEY

A survey has just launched to track the impact of COVID-19 on people with MS in Australia as part of the Australian MS Longitudinal Study (AMSLS), which is one of MS Research Australia’s collaborative research platforms and is a survey-based research study running since 2001.
This new COVID-19 survey complements data collected by neurologists, tying in with the international efforts and giving people with MS a voice through this pandemic. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - May 2020

Friday 1 May 2020

Office Closure in response to COVID-19. You will be aware that State and Federal governments are implementing additional restrictions to minimise risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in Australia. This includes the closure of schools and non-essential services in some states. Accordingly based on this advice, Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL) has decided to close its offices and suspend all face-to-face appointments until further notice. Read more.

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - May 2020

Tuesday 28 April 2020

You will be aware that State and Federal governments are implementing additional restrictions to minimise risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in Australia. This includes the closure of schools and non-essential services in some states. Accordingly based on this advice, Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL) has decided to close its offices and suspend all face-to-face appointments until further notice. Read more

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20 Years of MS Research

Sunday 19 April 2020

It’s been 20 years since the world nervously welcomed the new millennium. Let’s look back on those two decades and examine the major developments in multiple sclerosis research and treatment. Read more

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Living with Multiple Sclerosis in 2019: The national research findings

Saturday 18 April 2020

With medicine and technology rapidly advancing, the MS landscape is changing, requiring responsiveness and adaptiveness from service providers. Considering all of this, it’s important to understand what it means to live with MS right now, and how this information can be used to better meet the needs of people living with MS and their families in 2020 and beyond. Read more

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Moving forward: Sharing MSL’s Strategic Directions 2020 – 2025

Friday 17 April 2020

At Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL), we are committed to working alongside people living with MS and supporting them every step of the way on their MS journey, with all its changes and complexities. To ensure MSL can respond to the changing needs of our clients and customers, the organisation has recently launched its Strategic Directions 2020 – 2025, which will guide us to move successfully into a future that demands us to be agile, innovative and viable in our rapidly changing world. Read more

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The changing landscape of MS: A neurologist’s point of view

Thursday 16 April 2020

The past two decades have seen changes to the MS landscape which have dramatically altered the prognosis of people with relapsing-remitting MS. We spoke to two neurologists to find out their opinions on how an MS prognosis has changed over the past 20 years and indeed, what it means to be diagnosed with MS now in comparison to 20 years ago. Read more

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Looking back: What an MS diagnosis meant 20 years ago and what it means today

Wednesday 15 April 2020

What was it like to be diagnosed with MS 20 years ago as opposed to more recently? Were people less optimistic then than they are now? Have changes in treatment and support options affected their outlook and quality of life? We spoke to three people with MS, diagnosed at different points over the last 20 years, about their experience with diagnosis, treatment and how they feel about their prognosis. Read more

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Updated advice for people living with MS and related disorders regarding COVID-19

Friday 27 March 2020

Since December 2019 following cases emerging in and around Wuhan, China most regions of the world have now experienced cases of a novel respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by a new coronavirus which has been identified as SARS-CoV-2. Read more

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - April 2020

Thursday 26 March 2020

In 2012, I bought myself a bicycle to regain some fitness. Nearing 40 and weighing 145kg, I had always played the ‘cheerful fat guy’ but struggled with my weight. After riding to work for a few days, I experienced such severe numbness in my legs that I had trouble walking. After a long series of tests, scans, pokes and prods, I was diagnosed with transverse myelitis in 2013, and finally remitting relapsing multiple sclerosis in August 2014. Read more

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MSL's Office closure in response to COVID-19

Tuesday 24 March 2020

You will be aware that State and Federal governments are implementing additional restrictions to minimise risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in Australia. This includes the closure of schools and non-essential services in some States. 

Accordingly based on this advice, Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL) has decided to close its offices and suspend all face-to-face appointments until further notice. Read more

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) about coronavirus and multiple sclerosis

Monday 23 March 2020

In the last few weeks we have received many questions from our clients about how COVID-19 might impact the health and wellbeing of people living with MS. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Read more

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MSL’s operational changes in response to COVID-19: social distancing to avoid spreading

Tuesday 17 March 2020

MSL’s operational changes in response to COVID-19: social distancing to avoid spreading
At Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL) the health and wellbeing of our clients, staff, volunteers and supporters are front and centre of all decisions we make. To minimise any risk of coronavirus (COVId-19) spread, we have decided to make some operational changes. Read more

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MSL Cancels its upcoming fundraising events 

Friday 13 March 2020

As of today, Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL) is cancelling all our upcoming fundraising events until the end of May, including this weekend’s events (Wollongong MS Mega Swim and the 2020 Sydney MS Walk Run + Roll.
This decision is based on MSL’s efforts to avoid the risk of further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) virus, through public events.

While this decision has been made in an environment of global uncertainty, the health of members of the MS Community, volunteers, event participants and staff is the priority for MSL.
The MSL team thanks all our supporters. Public fundraising events provide valuable resources to support services for people living with MS.
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Australia - Japan Information Exchange on Innovative Allied Health Services and Research on People with Disabilities

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Top Japanese researchers will attend a seminar at Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL) today to learn more about the innovative services developed by Australian allied health professionals to enhance the health and wellbeing of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Read more.

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Supporting you to successfully navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Our NDIS engagement team are here to break through some of the jargon and support our clients to access the and NDIS wherever possible, support you to access the NDIS so that you receive NDIS plans that offer you the best quality of life possible. Read more.

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I choose MSL because multiple sclerosis chose Amanda

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Amanda, Peter’s first wife had MS. Diagnosed in 1990, “she fought the illness and was determined not to let it define her or limit her life,” says Peter. Read more.

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MS Go for Gold Scholarships: Helping you achieve your dreams

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Focusing on positive outcomes for people living with multiple sclerosis is a key factor in what we do here At MSL and one of the main reasons that we offer the MS Go for Gold Scholarship Program. Read more.

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - March 2020

Tuesday 3 March 2020

MS Shops are excited to announce the opening of our first Tasmanian shop in Launceston, this will be a new venture for shops as we start to increase our presence in local communities. Read more.

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GoFish Nagambie, 2-5 April 2020

Monday 24 February 2020

MS is proud to be the official charity partner of GoFish Nagambie, Australia’s largest freshwater fishing tournament and outdoor lifestyle festival. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - March 2020

Monday 24 February 2020

Get moving with us at the MS 2020 Canberra Walk Run + Roll. Join us in Canberra on Sunday 29 March as we walk, run and roll together to make a difference to people living with multiple sclerosis! That’s right – our popular MS Walk + Fun Run has been re-branded as the MS Walk Run + Roll to recognise and celebrate the diversity of our fantastic participants that get moving for people with multiple sclerosis year after year. This year is going to be big as we celebrate 10 years of the walk in Canberra. Read more.

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The power of love

Sunday 9 February 2020

Many would have seen the wonderful ABC series “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds,” which showed how interaction between the very young and the very old brought great benefits to both groups - old people who had sunk into depression and unresponsiveness came alive again with much brighter outlooks and the children greatly looked forward to their weekly meetups, receiving a great sense of security and love. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - February 2020

Friday 24 January 2020

MS Nurse Advisor Visit - 26-28 February 2020. Jane will be in Canberra on 26-28 February 2020 for the MS Nurse Advisor @ Deakin face to face clinic. If you would like to book an appointment to see Jane on one of these days, please call MS Connect on 1800 042 138. Read more.

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - February 2020

Friday 24 January 2020

You can swim to support people living with Multiple Sclerosis at the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim on 16-17 May. We’re excited to bring this fun team relay event back to Launceston Leisure & Aquatic Centre and encourage people of all ages and abilities to take part. Read more.

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Bushfires

Monday 6 January 2020

Are you in a current bushfire area? If you are experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing you should call triple zero (000) or TTY Emergency Service: Dial 106. Please ensure you stay informed. Read more.

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Creative ways of using the NDIS

Monday 9 December 2019

From cave drawings made with dirt and water dating back millennia to the frescoed cathedrals of the Renaissance, it’s clear that creativity has always been an intrinsic part of what it means to be human. Hence, it’s not surprising to learn that making art can help people find relief from feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation, as studies have shown time and time again. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - December 2019

Friday 29 November 2019

MS Nurse Advisor Visit - 26-28 February 2020. Jane will be in Canberra on 26-28 February 2020 for the MS Nurse Advisor @ Deakin face to face clinic. If you would like to book an appointment to see Jane on one of these days, please call MS Connect on 1800 042 138. Read more.

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - December 2019

Friday 29 November 2019

Have you signed up for the Devonport Dash yet? MSL is proud to be the official charity partner of the Devonport Dash in association with the Spirit of Tasmania Tour of Tasmania Elite Cycling Event, taking place on Saturday 7 December 2019. Read more.

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Employment Support Services are here to help

Monday 18 November 2019

Whether it’s simply a means to a financial end or reflective of a deep desire to do something meaningful, there’s no denying that being able to work is important to most of us. When people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, they are usually in early adulthood and at the beginning of their working lives or right in the middle. Read more.

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MS Go for Gold Scholarships: Class of 2019

Monday 18 November 2019

Here at MS we believe that concentrating on fulfilling a dream is a fantastic way to build a stronger sense of wellness because when we set goals that are deeply meaningful to us, we give ourselves something positive to focus on. Read more.

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Research reveals electrical stimulation cycling could help with MS symptoms

Monday 18 November 2019

In addition to being good for overall health, exercise training has been shown to have added benefits for people living with multiple sclerosis. These studies have reported improvements in issues such as balance, fatigue, mobility, psychological symptoms and fitness. Read more.

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Let’s hear it for our volunteers!

Monday 18 November 2019

Did you know that volunteering is good for your health? An article by the University of Sydney says that “helping others is related to improved physical health, including weight control, lower blood pressure and relief from depression and chronic pain.” In addition, volunteering gives people a ‘helpers high’ which “triggers the reward pathway in the brain known as the mesolimbic system. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - November 2019

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Brain health is something we all should take seriously. For someone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, brain health is even more important. We invite you to attend our dinner with MS Education and Wellbeing Coordinator, Andrea Salmon who will help you explore the international recommendations of ways to live a brain healthy lifestyle and she’ll also challenge you to make positive lifestyle choices to maximise brain health. Read more.

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Tasmania Region Newsletter - November 2019

Tuesday 29 October 2019

On Friday 11 October we held the MS Go for Gold Luncheon in Hobart. We were thrilled to award 9 scholarships this year to people living with MS in the categories of Travel, Lifestyle & Wellbeing, Education, Employment and Sport. Six of the nine recipients enjoyed lunch with friends and family at the Old Woolstore to celebrate. Read more.

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Taking care of our carers

Friday 11 October 2019

Its National Carers Week this week, which gives us a great opportunity to recognise how valued carers are in the MS community. Each year carers all over Australia save the Government a huge $60.3 billion through their caring role, so to say that they are important to us would be an understatement! Read more.

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Are you getting tired of your fatigue?

Friday 11 October 2019

Many people who live with multiple sclerosis will experience some degree of fatigue, and it’s unsurprisingly something that tends to interfere with day to day activities including work and other commitments. So, learning effective ways to manage fatigue can be really helpful if you’re finding that usual tasks are becoming more taxing than they used to be. Read more.

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Minding your mind

Thursday 10 October 2019

Last week we marked World Mental Health Day, an important day which encourages global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. The day is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide and happens every year. Read more.

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What were they talking about at ECTRIMS?

Thursday 10 October 2019

Recently, around 9000 neurologists and medical researchers converged on Stockholm, Sweden for the 2019 ECTRIMS conference. ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research In Multiple Sclerosis) is the largest multiple sclerosis conference in the world and it provides a fantastic opportunity for the clinical and research communities to share updates on their latest findings, discuss potential collaborations and generate new ideas for projects that may help solve more of the multiple sclerosis puzzle. Read more.

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MS & the Royal Commission

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Royal commissions are the highest form of inquiry on matters of public importance and MS welcomes and fully supports the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - October 2019

Wednesday 25 September 2019

ACT Multiple Sclerosis Symposium. Tuesday 29 October 2019 - Registration is now open! Hear from leaders in the field as they discuss personalised and integrated management of multiple sclerosis. Read more.

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MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Monday 23 September 2019

For the first time we are bringing the 2019 MS Walk + Fun Run to Launceston on 22 September 2019. This is an all-inclusive community fundraising event helping to make a real difference to people living with multiple sclerosis. Read more.

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Have your say and make a difference

Monday 16 September 2019

MS is currently working alongside Monash University so that we can help to improve employment support services available for people living with multiple sclerosis. We know that maintaining employment is really important for people in the MS community, so this research is something that can help us to improve our services – and we need your help! Read more.

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Are videos the best way to communicate research?

Saturday 14 September 2019

We live in an age where there is more and more information available about multiple sclerosis than ever before. Whilst this is fantastic, unless it is delivered clearly and accurately, it can actually increase the confusion and uncertainty experienced by many people living with multiple sclerosis. Read more.

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MS MOOC: Second wave starts tomorrow

Friday 13 September 2019

Understanding multiple sclerosis (MS) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is opening its second course for 2019 this month. Read more.

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Let's get legal

Thursday 12 September 2019

Understanding complex legal ideas, your rights and how to advocate for yourself can be difficult, especially when it comes to things like your job. So, when Maurice Blackburn Lawyers very kindly donated their time to us to create some explanatory videos about common legal topics, we knew it was a great opportunity to take up. Read more.

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Hey Siri...!

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Last month we wrote about some different ways to access technology if things like dexterity and numbness are affecting your hands, so we thought it would make sense to explore some of the most common tools that you can use totally hands free. Read more.

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Living well with MS in 2019

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Many readers will remember that earlier this year, MS Australia and its member organisations (including us  here at MS) asked people living with multiple sclerosis and carers across Australia to take part in a national survey so that we could better understand the unmet demands and emerging needs of the MS community. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - September 2019

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Free online course - Understanding MS. REMINDER! The second iteration of the hugely successful Understanding MS online course is open for enrolments at ms.msmooc.utas.edu.au. The course commences on 16 September. Read more.

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MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Tuesday 27 August 2019

The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is coming back to Hobart this October! On 12–13 October, Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre will host the 2019 Hobart MS 24 Hour Mega Swim. So, get a team together, challenge yourself, and swim your heart out in support of people living with multiple sclerosis. The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event, suitable for any level of swimmer. Read more.

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New research shows more Australians having their careers cut short by MS 

Monday, 19 August 2019

A new report shows that keeping your job when you have multiple sclerosis is difficult, with almost two thirds of people (64%) reporting a loss of full-time employment and income. The findings of the Living with MS in 2019 – Customer Insights Report (with over 2,000 respondents) suggest that work capacity is significantly affected by the disease’s invisible symptoms before any physical disabilities set in. Read more.

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Bright idea of the month: Make breakfast great again

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

We know that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, especially during this busy part of the year. But as the mornings grow colder, and the temptation to stay in bed for as long as possible grows stronger - the humble brekky is often overlooked. Read more.

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Strategic Plan Development Update

Monday, 12 August 2019

Readers of Intouch eNewsletter will be aware of the Board’s work in the development of Multiple Sclerosis Limited's Strategic Refresh which will provide the basis for our new Operating Model for the delivery of services to people living with MS. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - August 2019

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Last month we advised you that we have extended our MS Connect hours to make it more convenient for you to contact us. We are really excited to be able to offer you this service as we continue to look for ways to support you. Read more.

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MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Thursday 29 July 2019

Jen Lowe, presented at the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS) two-day conference in June on the Peer Support program. The theme of the Conference was ‘Challenging Ourselves, Changing Tasmania’; which focused on the need for us to consistently work to challenge ourselves and others to improve opportunities for people living on low incomes in our communities. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - July 2019

Friday, 28 June 2019

Following feedback from the MS Community we are extending the hours of MS Connect as a 6 month trial. One of our team members will now be available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday to respond to your phone calls, emails, live chats. Read more.

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MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Thursday 20 June 2019

Following feedback from the MS Community we are extending the hours of MS Connect as a 6 month trial and one of our team members will be available from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday to respond to your phone calls, emails, live chats. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - June 2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Maintaining health and wellness is vital for people living with chronic health conditions. MS endorses a holistic approach to living a healthy lifestyle that includes a focus on exercise, fatigue and stress management and nutrition. We have invited nutritionist Ms Nicola Graham, to present the latest nutritional research in a fun, easy to follow and direct manner, busting myths and providing clear information. Read more.

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MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Friday 17 May 2019

Our CEO John Blewonski officially launched the Understanding MS Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Hobart at the beginning of May. MOOC is an innovative way to help anybody with an interest in MS understand the disease. Read more.

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MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Tuesday 7 May 2019

To celebrate World MS Day on 30 May we have plenty in store to support the global campaign which this year is focused on raising awareness of the invisible symptoms of multiple sclerosis. The hashtag #MyInvisibleMS is your ticket to finding people and content on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you are up-to-date with what is happening around the world on World MS Day. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - May 2019

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Have your say! Nationwide research project launched. MS Australia is conducting a landmark, nationwide
‘Consumer Insights’ investigation. This project consists of two online surveys designed to understand the needs of both people living with MS and carers in Australia. Read more.

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Land acquisition marks starting point of bright future for the MS community

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Residents, MS team members and Friends of Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL) may be aware that earlier this week, Property NSW placed a notice in local newspapers advertising the acquisition of land at Lidcombe NSW, where the Studdy MS Centre is located. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - April 2019

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

2019 MS Go for Gold Scholarship Program. Applications open 25 March 2019. What is Go for Gold? MS Go for Gold Scholarships are open to people living with multiple sclerosis who wish to achieve a dream. The program is funded by our MS 24 Hour Mega Swim Events, with each scholarship being up to $3000 in value. Read more.

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MSL / MS TAS Integration Project Newsletter

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Multiple Sclerosis Research Engagement Workshop & Symposium in Hobart. The Menzies Institute for Medical Research are hosting a research workshop and public information symposium. Read more.

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Canberra Region Newsletter - March 2019

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The Canberra MS Walk + Fun Run is back for 2019! The MS Walk + Fun Run is a combination of the classic fun run model, a big spoonful of community spirit, and a sprinkle of health and wellness, all mixed together to create an opportunity to make a real difference to people living with multiple sclerosis. Read more.

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