Helping you focus on your wellbeing
Looking after your body and mind is important, especially when you have a long-term condition like MS. By making changes to your lifestyle, you can best place yourself to deal with any challenges that come along.
These pages will provide you with the practical information you need to live well with MS, including managing stress, tips to help you get a better night's sleep, practicing relaxation, and dealing with the emotional side of an MS diagnosis.
Living well with MS
Looking after your health is important. This information covers some lifestyle changes that could help you live better with your MS.
Taking charge of your MS
Looking for ideas on how to manage your MS? Living effectively with MS means using all the resources available to you.
MS and your emotions
Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can affect your emotions. Find out more about ways to adjust and come to terms with MS being part of your life.
Getting enough sleep
Poor sleep is common in people with MS and addressing the causes can improve energy levels and quality of life.
Relaxation techniques can be helpful in MS for managing fatigue, relieving stress and promoting better sleep. Here are some ideas for you to try.
Dealing with stress
Stress can affect your health and may make some of the symptoms of MS seem worse. Find out how to manage your stress.
Anxiety is often linked to feelings of stress, depression or low mood, and is a common symptom for people living with MS. Find out more about what causes anxiety, and what you can do if you're experiencing it.
Depression can be common in MS, either as a direct symptom or as a consequence of living with the condition. Find help to recognise and cope with depression here.
Thinking and memory problems
Cognitive problems are common in MS. Issues include memory, attention span, planning, decision making, understanding or concentration. Find out about causes and how to manage symptoms.
Working and studying with MS
Learn about the support available to help you work and study with MS.
We've brought together a range of voices from the MS community to talk about aspects of wellbeing and multiple sclerosis.
It's all in your head: Mental health and MS
In this podcast we discuss why mental health problems are more common in MS, Dr Anita Rose shares her top tips for taking care of your mental wellbeing, and Chris and Carla, who both live with MS, share their experiences.