Trust in us to support MS specialist healthcare services for everyone with MS, their friends and their families. A donation to the 'MS Trust…in us' campaign will support one of our three programmes, which you can find out more about below.
Fahmeeda, Susan and MS Nurse Sally
Trust in us to support MS specialist services by funding even more MS Specialist Nurses, who will be placed in NHS hospitals in the areas where people with MS need their support the most. MS Specialist Nurses are vital in helping people manage life with MS, offering help with life-changing treatment and symptom management.
"I am going through depression as well at the same time [as having MS], so my MS Nurse has helped me and she has said 'I am there for you'." - Fahmeeda, person living with MS
Advanced MS Champions
We want to support MS healthcare services by funding more Advanced MS Champions, who will support people with advanced MS in communities around the UK. An ‘Advanced MS Champion’ is a health professional with highly specialist knowledge and understanding of the needs of people living with advanced MS and their families.
An Advanced MS Champion will:
- coordinate care for people with advanced MS across different services, ensuring timely referrals to relevant health and social care professionals
- work across boundaries within the NHS and social care to implement change and ensure delivery of joined-up care
- provide specialist, proactive and individualised care to people with advanced MS and their families, helping them understand their condition, manage symptoms and identify problems.
Crucially, they will help people with advanced MS live as independently as possible and improve their quality of life. Nicola, an Advanced MS Champion funded by the MS Trust, tells us more about her work in the video below.
"I like the fact I can advocate for patients who feel like they may well have been left behind, and make sure that they get equal care in the area." - Nicola, Advanced MS Champion
Having an Advanced MS Champion supporting me floods me with confidence to live my life - not just survive. Not all super heroes wear capes
It may seem a bit strange that I’m supporting the ‘MS Trust in us campaign’, given I don’t live in the UK. But knowing what the complete absence in France of anything like MS Nurses and Advanced MS Champions (and indeed the MS Trust,) means for me, I’m the strongest possible advocate
Training health professionals in mental health
With funds raised from the 'MS Trust...in us' campaign the MS Trust will develop new educational material around mental health to be taught during our one week residential training for health professionals. Our mental health education will further equip health professionals with the tools they need to give people with MS the mental health support they deserve.
The MS Trust provide a week-long residential course ran by the MS Trust for new in post MS specialist nurses, therapists and other health professionals who specialise in supporting people with MS, called the Development of Multiple Sclerosis Care and Management for Specialists.