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We want to help children and young people have a better understanding of MS. To reduce their fear, to help them explain MS to others, and to let them know they are not alone.
Help us make a difference for young people with MS
For children and young people who have MS or who have a loved one with MS, life can be particularly tough.
After my diagnosis I cried every day for a month because I did not know what to do
- Amy, who was diagnosed with MS when she was 14
Amy's friends didn’t believe she had MS because the information she'd found online said it affected older people.
A diagnosis of MS is becoming much more common in childhood. Around 5% of adults with MS say they experienced their first MS symptoms before the age of 16.
It is only by getting answers to questions, in the right way, at the right time, from a trusted source, that children and young people can begin to make some sense of the puzzle of living with MS.
I cried so much in private, I was so scared of what was happening. I’m crying as I am writing this, remembering the loneliness and terror that I felt
- Carole, who was 13 when her mother was diagnosed with MS
Working with young people aged 11-17, we create videos to help them express their feelings about MS and help everyone have a better understanding of how MS affects children and families. You can watch all of these videos on our new YouTube channel, MSTV, and we aim to release two new films every month. All the factual content is researched and produced by our Information Team in collaboration with health professionals.