Welcome to our virtual support events page. Join our sessions to learn about topics related to MS, connect with others and share your experiences.
Our LivingWell programme delivers virtual wellbeing courses, sessions and webinars for everyone affected by MS in the UK.
Most of our sessions are for people living with MS. This allows for a safe space for honest and open conversations. We'll sometimes open these to the wider audience of those affected by MS, where appropriate. We make it clear who they're for in the sign up process.
Information webinars are open for everyone.
Online events are a great way to connect with others affected by MS across the UK.
The online sessions and events have been co-produced with our LivingWell volunteers.
Webinars are monthly and hosted by one of the LivingWell team. They're joined by speakers who are experts in webinar subject, and by volunteers with lived experience.
Our webinars offer a safe space. You can attend anonymously and get information and support on topics linked to MS and wellbeing.
These events are for anyone affected by MS, whether you're:
- living with MS
- a friend or family member
- a carer
- or a healthcare professional.
Our webinars are recorded and we send a copy out to everyone who registers.
These are one-off informal sessions where we focus on a particular topic, often linked to a previous webinar. They're hosted by one of the LivingWell team and a volunteer with lived experience. They're a chance to chat and share experiences with others living with MS.
The format of the café makes sure everyone has a chance to contribute if they want.
Courses generally run over two to three weeks. Topics covered include:
- changing symptoms
- newly diagnosed, what next?
- progressive types of MS
- and stress
Our 'What’s Next?' course is run as an anonymous webinar with a follow-up Conversation Café. The webinars are for anyone who’s been recently diagnosed with MS and friends and family.
The materials for our courses have been co-produced by people affected by MS. We invite MS nurses and other guest speakers to the sessions when needed.
LivingWell Together sessions
These one-off interactive sessions are where you can learn new information or skills for managing your MS. They're to support your wellbeing, mental and physical health. They're run by a LivingWell facilitator alongside a volunteer with lived experience. Occasionally we'll also be joined by an expert in the session subject.
Peer Support Group sessions
These monthly sessions are mostly led by our fantastic volunteers. They're a social way to support your mental and physical wellbeing. In these sessions you'll share experiences, tips, motivation and advice with others living with MS.
How do I join?
Our activities are free and open to anyone living with or affected by MS in the UK. All you need to take part is a laptop, smartphone or computer with access to a stable internet connection.
Zoom is the video software we use for our online sessions. It's free to use and you can download it from the Zoom.us website.
If you'd like an easy-to-use guide to Zoom, contact us at [email protected]
How do I get involved?
Have you enjoyed our sessions and benefitted in the past? Would you like to volunteer for us? Perhaps you have an idea for a future peer support group and would like to help us get it started? If so, please get in contact at [email protected]
Are you a healthcare professional with an interest in MS? Are you an expert in your field? Would you like to get your knowledge or information out to the MS community in one of our events or sessions? If so, please contact us at [email protected].