In 2022, MS Awareness Week ran from 25 April to 1 May. The week provided an opportunity to shine a light on what is often an invisible and misunderstood condition, currently affecting around 130,000 people in the UK.
Multiple sclerosis webinars
During MS Awareness Week we hosted a series of webinars, covering everything from symptom management to work and finances.
The webinars feature tips and tricks from professionals who are trusted experts in their fields, along with people with MS who have generously agreed to share their own experiences.
If you did not manage to attend the live events or would like to see video recaps, please follow the links below to see a full recording.
Schedule of webinars:
New report for MS Awareness Week
During MS Awareness Week 2022 the MS Trust was pleased to release a new report which highlights the importance of our ongoing campaign to secure accessible care for people living with multiple sclerosis.
MS is unpredictable, and can result in a wide range of symptoms which can erode all aspects of everyday life, if access to specialist care is not made readily available. The new report titled Life changing: the hopes and fears of the MS community in 2022 (PDF, 1.5MB), explores the personal experiences of people living with MS in the UK today and highlights the burdens felt by those people in all areas of their life, from work and hobbies through to family and friends.
Stories from previous years
Pregnant and diagnosed with MS during lockdown
21 April 2021
We chatted to Jadie Codd, who finally received her diagnosis of MS following years of symptoms, on how she dealt with this, two young children and being pregnant with her third child during a pandemic.
I made my husband a hydration station during lockdown
20 April 2021
Jess’s husband Neil lives with Advanced MS. During lockdown she noticed a decline in his arm movement. Here she tells us how she managed to hook up a hydration station for him.
Martin Baum on MS awareness week 2021
15 April 2021
As we approach another MS awareness week after what has been a very different last 12 months, Martin Baum reflects on the impact the coronavirus lockdown has had on him.