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Past Events

12 February - Introduction session to Life Coaching

Watch one of our two insightful introduction sessions where we will explore the fundamental concepts of life coaching, including its distinctions from counselling and the transformative potential it holds for individuals.

It holds a range of benefits for professional and personal goals, including health and wellness improvements for individuals with long-term health conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS). This can help to complement the overall well-being and quality of life for individuals living with long term-health conditions.

By watching these session/s, you’ll be able to pick up on benefits like

  • – Empowerment through achieving goals helping gain a sense of control
  • – Helping cope with changes of long-term health conditions
  • – Cultivate a positive mindset to improve resilience focusing on strengths rather than limitations
  • – Stress reduction
  • – Improved self-Image and confidence
  • – Health and wellness
  • – And many more

14 February - Diet and nutrition – Nurturing brain and gut health for MS

Shaun Barton from MS-UK’s Helpline team is joined by Michelle Paterson, a nutritional therapist in this session about diet and nutrition. They discuss the different MS diets and how a good diet contributes to better brain health, providing a positive effect on MS symptoms.

Shaun looks at some relatively quick and easy ways in which you can amend your daily dietary regimes, with a view to making them more gut friendly in the first half of this session. In the second half, Michelle Paterson explores how a holistic approach can help to support brain health and help better manage the symptoms of MS.

The focus of this session will explain more about how these aspects work and day to day activities by identifying some practical things you can do to help manage symptoms.

15 February - MS and the workplace information session

The session will provide you with practical tips to understanding your workplace rights that are crucial for a positive and productive experience when navigating the complex landscape of employment regulations.

Our host is Rebecca Armstrong who is an MSer and expert in HR. Rebecca works on behalf of solicitors on complex case management where discrimination is happening. She provides a wealth of real-life examples and scenarios and gives practical advice on how to navigate work with MS and how to make challenges when you need to.

The session covers the most commonly asked about topics and the information you need for navigating difficult situations with your employers and ensure you have the right support in your workplace. These will include

  • – The Equality Act 2010 and how it protects people with MS at work
  • – What is a reasonable adjustment and how to get one?
  • – Disclosure; do you need to tell your employer?
  • – Sickness, absence and how it should be handled
  • – Dealing with discriminatory behaviour at work
  • – Leaving employment; a whistle-stop tour of unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, fair capability dismissal and medical retirement
  • – We will answer all your questions live on the call or in follow up on email if we don’t have time on the night

19 February - Neuroplasticity and brain changes with exercise

In this session, Dr Gretchen Hawley discusses the topic of neuroplasticity and how exercise can create changes of neural pathways within the brain.

We’ll cover the best tips and strategies to help you get the most out of your MS-specific exercises that promotes neuroplasticity, which activity encourages new pathways to be created and promote improvements in specific activities and movement patterns.

By the end of this session, you can expect to know more about

  • – What is Neuroplasticity
  • – How do you get neuroplasticity to “work”
  • – What is BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor)
  • – MRI changes in the brain due to exercise
  • – The latest research on remyelination

28 Februray - MS-UK Helpline question and answer session


In this session, the MS-UK helpline team answered questions from MSers. Watch their responses in this catch up, covering topics like

  • – MS symptoms
  • – Treatment options
  • – Benefits
  • – Available services