National MS support groups
There are several national support groups for people with MS in the UK.
MS Society groups
We work directly with these groups to help them support people with MS.
Asian MS: Support for Asian people affected by MS
Asian MS is a national support group for Asian people with MS, their carers, friends and family. They exist to raise awareness and dispel ignorance of MS in the Asian community, and put fun and dignity back into the lives of Asians affected by MS.
They provide a telephone support service for Asians affected by MS, information in different languages and run the 'Asian MS' online forum.
Mutual Support: Support for people affected by MS in the Armed Forces
Mutual Support exists for serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces and Reserves, their dependants and carers affected by MS.
It is run by volunteers with direct experience of MS and the Armed Forces and provides confidential support, information and advice.
Independent support groups
These groups are doing great work independently of us.
MS Together: Support for young people with MS
MS Together is an online support group for young people with MS living in the UK and Ireland, aged 18-35. They hold regular events and use Facebook to stay in touch and share stories and experiences.
Shane project: Support for African and Caribbean people affected by MS
The Shane Project is a charity based in Edmonton and surrounding areas of London.
It was founded in April 2002 by Norma McFarlane when her two sons were diagnosed with MS. The charity is named after Shane, her eldest son who was diagnosed with primary progressive in 1993 but sadly passed away in December 2003.
JEMS : Support group for Jewish people affected by MS
JEMS is a relaxed, social and confidential group for Jewish people and their partners, who are affected by multiple sclerosis. It meets on the first Wednesday of every month in Edgware at 8pm.