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Managing my emotions and MS webinar

This virtual session explores how living with MS can affect your emotions and how you can take back control.


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This virtual session will take place on Thursday 3 February 2022 from 6.30 - 7.30pm

About this event

It can sometimes feel like there's a lot to deal with when you have MS and you may notice changes in your emotional wellbeing. In this webinar we’ll explore how living with MS can affect your emotions at different points in life whether you are newly diagnosed or have had the condition for longer.

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Barbara Sujecka, a support and wellbeing facilitator here at the MS Society, will talk about the ways in which your emotions can be affected and how that, in turn, may impact your quality of life. She’ll explore ways in which you can learn to manage your emotions better, find support when you need it and answer your questions.

Barbara is a counsellor and psychotherapist who works with staff and volunteers at the MS Society offering support and training around emotional and mental health and wellbeing. She has previously worked on the MS Helpline and has a close family connection to the MS Community.

This event is happening just before Time to Talk Day which is encouraging us all to take even a small step towards talking to other people about how we are feeling as a way to boost our mental and emotional wellbeing.

What will I need to take part?

All you need to join in is a laptop/tablet/phone/computer with a stable internet connection to use Zoom, the video meeting software that we use.

How do I join the webinar?

Before the event we will send you an email that will have a link to the webinar which is held via Zoom. The email will also tell you how to ask questions and make comments during the webinar. At the time the webinar is due to start, click on the link and you will be taken to the webinar. If the session hasn’t started you will see a message to tell you this. Just hang on and when the session starts you will see 2 or 3 people pop up on your screen.

What if I haven’t been sent the link?

We send an email with a link to everyone who completes the registration form on Eventbrite and books a place. The email we send might go into your spam or junk folder so please check before the meeting starts that you can find it.

When I join the webinar can other people see or hear me?

No, you can’t be seen or heard by other participants.

Can I ask questions?

Yes, usually you can ask questions and make comments. The facilitator will tell participants about how to do this. When there are more than 100 participants, our licence will only allow the first 100 people to ask questions during the event.

Please note we can’t respond or offer advice to questions about your specific circumstances or anything relating to your own personal health. Questions will be collated and we will try to cover your queries if not your specific question.

What should I do if I can no longer attend?

If you find that you are unable to take part please get in touch at [email protected] so we can offer up your place to someone else.

After the webinar you will be invited to take part should you wish in an informal chat session to discuss what you have taken away from the webinar.

You can find more information about managing your emotions and MS on our website or please contact our Helpline at [email protected] or freephone 0808 800 8000.

Our Living Well Team are also delivering virtual wellbeing sessions for people living with MS as well as for family and friends. You can find out more about these sessions and sign up here.

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