This pod, as the name suggests is for men and these sessions have no particular theme, which means the topic of conversation is about whatever the group choose to discuss. Whether that’s the latest headlines or simply catching up with one another from the week before, the group offers the chance to share stories, listen and learn from each other.
The men’s peer pod has been chosen by the MS community, as they understand that there may be some discussions around MS which can be difficult to talk about, particularly when they are sensitive subjects, so we hope that by having this group, people will feel more comfortable discussing the topics that really matter to them.
When - every Monday at 2pm via Zoom (from Monday 19 July)
For details to join the Zoom session, please email Vicky Timmins, MS-UK Peer Support Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for introductions from our peer pod volunteers who lead the groups.
"Hi, I’m Steve and I am excited to be involved with MS-UK. I am a psychotherapist and after retraining and moving careers from IT management after 30 years, I am enjoying the flexibility and challenges of the work. I am 53 this year, and lead a fairly active life (walking, swimming, and online exercise classes) which I am grateful for. I enjoy mixing my week between exercise, work, and family life. My MS and I have an understanding and I listen to it when it speaks, and learn to adapt to change through time. Look forward to seeing and meeting you all."
"Hi, I'm Chris. I was only diagnosed in 2018 with RRMS then moved on to PPMS in 2019. My interests are football and rugby league, and my grandchildren. I joined MS-UK for the online sessions for exercise and Yoga and get so much out of it, that I decided to volunteer to help with the Peer Support service.