Category Archives: Wellness

MS Society calls for cannabis legalisation

This week, the MS Society has called for the legalisation of cannabis for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. In their report ‘Cannabis and MS. The role of cannabis in treating MS symptoms’, the MS Society explores the benefits of cannabinoids to … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: MS and single parenthood. An unexpected journey.

Our newest guest blogger, Jo, gives a very honest and touching account of  her life with multiple sclerosis (MS) and coping with a devastating loss… I was (provisionally) diagnosed with MS five days before my wedding. I’d been having symptoms … Continue reading

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Can you help us update our Choices leaflets?

Hi everyone, We are refreshing our Choices leaflets for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) and we need your real life experience to help us shape them! If you have a diagnosis of MS, it would be great if you … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Dealing with the Downtimes

In her new guest blog Chloe Metson talks of dealing with depression… People often ask how I cope with having MS, and truth be told, it’s rarely the MS that is the problem. Of course, living with relapsing remitting MS … Continue reading

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Exercising with foot drop

Meet the expert Alan Pearson is a Wellness Coach for MS-UK’s wellness centre, Josephs Court. Having spent over 15 years in the health and fitness industry, he has spent the last five years coaching, educating and helping people affected by … Continue reading

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Afternoon tea for Volunteers’ Week

Hi everyone, Last Friday we hosted a small afternoon tea, to thank our local volunteers! This is part of the national Volunteers’ Week campaign. Guests included people who support our work at Josephs Court, fundraising volunteers as well as some … Continue reading

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MS and parenthood

In this guest blog, for World MS Day, Joanne shares her tips for dealing with multiple sclerosis (MS) and being a parent… Everyone has challenges, mine is juggling MS and parenthood. With no control over either of them, I read to … Continue reading

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