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Meet the women in our MS community

We're celebrating all the fabulous women in our MS community. They’ve been achieving amazing things, from researching and writing to campaigning and volunteering.

Let’s meet some of the inspirational women who are showing MS who’s boss:

What we achieved for MS in 2017

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As we head towards the festive season, our Chair of Trustees, Nick, and I are delighted to look back on a year of fantastic achievements. We've made real steps forward for our MS community.

We know 2017 wasn't without its challenges, but just look at what we achieved together.

Let’s talk about sex – your questions answered

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When was the last time you thought about sex? And when was the last time you talked about sex? I mean really talked – a proper face-to-face conversation with another adult, not a joke down the pub or a comment on a super sexy TV show.

Sex and MS symptoms – your questions answered

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Sex is all around us - in our favourite TV shows (Game of Thrones anyone?), on the billboards we drive past, and in the pop hits that get stuck in our heads.

You'd think everyone was having great sex, all the time.

How could exercise boost your mental health?

However your MS affects you, a little gentle exercise can have a big impact on your mental health and wellbeing.

Here are four ways exercising can help keep your mind healthy.

MS Active Together: Dom’s story

Personal trainer Dom Thorpe has created a series of workout videos for MS Active Together, our new initiative to encourage people with MS to get active. He tells us how his mum’s MS inspired his career.

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been interested in sports and fitness. About 10 years ago, I decided to turn my passion into a career and become a personal trainer.

Top tips for planning a short break

Sunshine got you in the holiday mood? We can all benefit from getting away for a few days of rest and relaxation. But sometimes our MS symptoms can make us worry about how we’ll manage away from home. With a little planning, a short break can be a lovely escape. These are our top tips for a hassle-free getaway.

Giving people with MS a voice: Naomi’s work as a Council member

Our Councils connect our MS community with our Board to make sure we’re doing the best work for people with MS. But what do they do and how does it make a difference? We spoke to Council member Naomi Manton about why she joined her national Council and what it’s doing for people with MS.

Launching Carers Week 2017 by Michelle Mitchell

Family and carers can make living with MS easier. They’re who we turn to when things are tough. They support us when we’re tired and listen to us when we’re sad. They also remind us of silly childhood stories – sometimes to our embarrassment.

Behind the scenes at Hollyoaks: Nancy's MS diagnosis

Back at the start of 2016, we got an unexpected call. Lime Pictures, the team behind Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, were going to be featuring MS on the show. Could we help the writers understand MS?

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