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Loneliness and isolation

We surveyed people with MS to find out if they have ever felt lonely or isolated, and whether being part of a local group helped.

Key findings from our loneliness report

Our report showed that:

  • 3 in 5 people have felt lonely as a result of their MS
  • 3 in 4 people who have felt lonely as a result of their MS say being part of an MS Society local group as reduced feelings of loneliness.
  • More than half of people have felt isolated as a result of their MS.
  • 3 in 4 people who have felt isolated as a result of their MS say being part of an MS Society local group reduced feelings of isolation.

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