Questions about MS? Call us on 0808 800 8000
Five people in a room talking to each other

My MS, My Way: Tayside

My MS, My Way: Tayside launched on Monday 3 June 2019 and will run until December 2021. We're here to give you information and emotional support from the point you're diagnosed with MS

If you've just been diagnosed, you may be going through a range of emotions. You'll probably have lots of questions.  If you’ve been living with MS for some time or you live with or care for someone with MS you may find you’re looking for guidance and information. We're here to support you – you're not alone. 

You can find out more by calling us on 01382 938082 or emailing us at [email protected].

Explore the My MS My Way Tayside services

One to One peer support

When you've been diagnosed with MS, or are further along your MS journey, it can help to talk with someone who's been there too. We'll connect you with a volunteer who can support you. You'll be matched together based on your interests and experiences.

You'll have up to six sessions together and these will happen on zoom or if you prefer, by phone.

You can find out more by calling us on 01382 938082 or emailing us at [email protected]

Counselling

Our free confidential counselling service can help you come to terms with your diagnosis, talk about your feelings and the emotions you're facing. Counselling can also help you find coping strategies and tools which best support you.

Appointments can be arranged at a time that suits you.

You can find out more by calling us on 01382 938082 or emailing us at [email protected].

Information

If you’ve just been diagnosed or you've been living with MS for some time, you may want to know more about MS, and the services which are available to you in Tayside. Call or email our information line at [email protected] or join one of our online or virtual information sessions and events.

You can speak to us between 9am – 4pm.

Virtual Sessions and Living Well Programmes

We’ll be providing a range of virtual and local wellbeing sessions which aim to connect you to others affected by MS in Tayside.

Virtual Sessions: We have a wide programme of virtual webinars. Topics will cover MS clinicians updates, financial wellbeing, connecting with others and much more. Please go our eventbrite page to sign up.

Living Well Programme: We’ll be providing a range of Living Well sessions which aim to connect you to others affected by MS in Tayside. There are different sessions for those living with MS, newly diagnosed and sessions for friends and family.

They’re a safe space where you can chat to others who understand what you're going through. Together as a group you’ll explore the support that can help you live well with MS.

Sessions coming up

Watch this space for new sessions.

To find out more please call 01382 938 082 or email [email protected]

Support at MS Clinics

Because of COVID-19 we're unable to offer support at MS Clinics. But please do discuss our service with your MS Nurse or Neurologist and get in touch with us for any support needs.

You can find out more by calling us on 01382 938082 or emailing us at [email protected].

3-month free membership to the Active Living Programme

The Active Living Programme is designed for people with long term conditions. It’s part of the Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) at the University of Dundee.

We’ve partnered with the team to offer free membership to a limited number of people who’ve not accessed the programme before.

With membership you'll get:

  • access to online Active Living exercise classes (12 per week)
  • access to Active Living pop up sessions (this includes taster sessions such as ballet and educational sessions such as health topic talks)
  • support to access the online classes and regular programme updates and communication.

You can find out more by emailing [email protected] or calling 01382 938 082

Contact us

Want to find out more about our services?

Give us a call on 01382 938082 or email [email protected].

clive pictured in Dundee, holding the arm of the Desperate Dan statue
Walking into the ward that says MS can feel like a huge shock, peer support can help to put that in perspective.
Clive, living with MS

Get involved

My MS, My Way volunteers play a vital role in helping deliver this project, from providing support facilitating online wellbeing events to sharing their experiences as a Peer Support Volunteer.

Could you volunteer with the project?

Apply to be a Peer Support Volunteer

Apply to be a Wellbeing Facilitator

It's exciting to be part of a project that will hopefully make people's journey with MS easier, and their families.
Yvette McAngus, Chair of the MS Therapy Centre Tayside, lives with MS and helped shape the service.

The My MS, My Way project is run in partnership with the MS Therapy Centre Tayside and is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund.