World MS Day 2020

I Connect, We Connect

World MS Day is officially marked on 30 May every year. It is a day that brings the global MS community together to celebrate solidarity and hope for the future. This international day also highlights the resilience of people living with MS and raises awareness about the condition and its invisible symptoms.

Under the theme Connection to self, this year we encouraged the MS community to celebrate their resilience and focus on self-care and wellbeing. 

This theme is part of a 3-year campaign (MS Connections), which is all about self-connection, connections to quality care, connection to others and breaking down social isolation for people living with MS. More information about the multi-year campaign is available at

How did everyone get involved?

Due to the current public health issues we are facing, this year we held virtual activities instead of face-to-face. These were hosted in the week leading up to World MS Day. 

Gut health and multiple sclerosis  

Presented by Dr Wolf Marx, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Research Fellow at Deakin University, this webinar discusses the importance of gut health people living with multiple sclerosis. Watch again

Live Mindfulness and meditation session on Facebook. 

In the morning of World MS Day, Associate Professor Craig Hassed, Mindfulness Coordinator at Monash University spoke to the community about the importance of mindfulness and guided us through a live meditation session on Facebook. Follow us on Facebook (MSGetInvolved) and watch the recorded session.

Be My Guest event 

We know the power of food of making people feel supported and connected, so in the spirit of the World MS Day, we invited people to take part in the Be My Guest campaign and host a meal for MS, in person or virtually. Find out more about the Be My Guest event

Connecting with other MS community members on Instagram 

In the week leading up to World MS Day, we invited members of the MS community to celebrate resilience by sharing their self-care tips on Instagram. It was video selfie time! If you are on Insta (@MSGetInvolved) people connected with others through our hashtag #MSselfcare.  Watch what the community shared. 

Other activities across Australia

MS Australia, the peak body for people living with MS, and MS state organisations in other state/territories also held events in the lead up and on World MS Day. Click here for more information

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World MS Day - 30 May



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