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Have a say in the upcoming carers’ strategy consultation!

June 21, 2019 | Advocacy, Life with MS

If you are a family carer, please join the Government at an upcoming meeting to discuss priorities for the new Strategy Action Plan 2019-2023. The draft Action Plan covers a wide range of areas including payment for family carers, flexible […]

You might learn something life changing along the way

June 19, 2019 | Life with MS, Scholarships

I am Rachael Stott and I was diagnosed with ms in 2013. I had a severe first episode in February that year and a less severe one 4 months later. It was recommended I take Copaxane at that time, but […]

We Need Goals: Preparing for Mount Arapiles

June 14, 2019 | Grants, Life with MS

My climbing buddy Jake and I had travelled to Australia to climb at Mt Arapiles — a rock-climbing mecca. I was surprised when I first saw the red-orange escarpment rising out of flat Australian farmland. As a climber, the sight […]

We Need Goals: Getting Outside With MS

May 16, 2019 | Grants, Life with MS

My dreams about climbing were severely challenged shortly after I turned 21. One day, I unexpectedly found myself extraordinarily weak, fatigued, and unwell. I became increasingly incapacitated and eventually became dependant on a motorised chair to get me around. Four […]

Dorothy Newman Scholarship keeping people in employment

May 9, 2019 | Life with MS, Scholarships

Many people with MS experience difficulties managing work with their MS, particularly at times of relapse or as their condition progresses. For many, simple changes in the work place, changes to symptom management or treatments might be all that is needed to assist someone […]