FACETS

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


Eligibility

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


Cost

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.


When and where

Sydney Program
MS STUDDY Centre
80 Betty Cuthbert Drive, Lidcombe

  • Thursday 21 February, 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Thursday 28 February, 10.00am - 11.30am
  • Thursday 7 March, 10.00am - 11.30am
  • Thursday 14 March, 10.00am - 11.30am
  • Thursday 21 March, 10.00am - 11.30am
  • Thursday 28 March, 10.00am - 11.30am  

Melbourne Program
The Nerve Centre
54 Railway Road, Blackburn

  • Wednesday 20 February, 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Wednesday 27 February, 10.00am - 11.30am
  • Wednesday 6 March, 10.00am - 11.30am
  • Wednesday 13 March, 10.00am - 11.30am
  • Wednesday 20 March, 10.00am - 11.30am
  • Wednesday 27 March, 10.00am - 11.30am  

 

How to register to participate

Click here to register to attend the program in Sydney 

Click here to register to attend the program in Melbourne 


If you are unable to make it to Sydney or Melbourne but would like to register your interest for future programs, please email education@ms.org.au 

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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