A Fatigue Management Program

FACETS (Fatigue: Applying Cognitive behavioural and Energy Effectiveness Techniques to LifeStyle) is an evidence-based group program for people living with multiple sclerosis. It’s designed to help you learn to manage your fatigue.

The FACETS program incorporates ‘energy effectiveness’ techniques and ways to maximise your energy, – as well as cognitive behavioural strategies, and helpful ways of thinking about fatigue.

The program was developed in the United Kingdom by researchers from Bournemouth University and clinical staff from Poole Hospital.

The program consists of six face to face sessions in groups of 8–12 people held weekly.

How we can help

MS occupational therapists and nurses have been trained to deliver the FACETS program and will run face to face programs. The first programs will run in Sydney and in Melbourne in 2019.

FACETS Fatigue Management

  • six-week program
  • sessions run for two hours, once a week 
  • led by trained MS occupational therapists and nurses
  • maximum group size is 12


  • people who are living with multiple sclerosis
  • life is impacted by fatigue
  • able to walk independently, with or without a walking aid


The six-week program including workbook and all resources is $80 per person. Participants are encouraged to bring a family member or friend for the first session.

How to register to participate

Courses will run throughout the year, please email education@ms.org.au to register your interest.

If you have any questions at all in the meantime, please contact MS Connect on 1800 042 138 or msconnect@ms.org.au

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