MS Society Wellbeing Hub (Scotland)

MS Society Wellbeing Hub (Scotland)

We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers.
We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between.
MS Wellbeing Hub (Scotland)
Your MS Wellbeing Hub is a one-stop-shop for information and virtual support for you and your family when living with MS in Scotland.
Our Wellbeing Hub can support you in managing your mental and physical health and your general wellbeing.
There are free virtual services are available to anyone with MS and their families in Scotland.

We have a number of virtual support services available to the MS community across Scotland which include counselling, physiotherapy, peer support and online group activities. More details can be found on our Wellbeing Hub website page 
There is a limited time left for Peer Support due to funding and this will be until the end of the year (Dec 2021).

What is peer support?

Peer support is different to clinical and professional services, because the support comes from a peer volunteer who has MS. A peer volunteer can bring a fresh perspective to your challenges, by offering support based on their own experiences. Currently we offer up to six sessions with a peer volunteer. Sessions are on-line or over the phone initially. If it suits you both, you may be able to meet in person as the sessions continue.

Peer support is a free and confidential service. You are matched with your peer volunteer based on what you want from peer support. Examples of the MS issues that people bring to peer support include: impact on work, pain management, exercise, and the need to speak to someone outside of family and friends about MS.

What have people said about the service?

Feedback from people who have used the service include:

“We had a great first session. I got some tips around pain management and we had lots to chat about.”
“Everything was positive for me”
“It was really nice to be able to speak to someone about MS who doesn’t know me and is not part of my medical team.”
Alison is one of our peer volunteers. She recently gave an interview for the Courier, which explains peer support in her own words. You can read the article here - 
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