We want to make sure that young people don’t have to take on MS alone, whether they have MS themselves or have a family member with it. So we developed a YouTube channel dedicated to explaining and exploring MS for young people.
For some people, MS symptoms begin before the age of 18. Here we have information about childhood MS for children and teenagers who have MS, or think they might have MS, as well as their parents.
Diagnosing childhood MS
There are several rare conditions that produce similar symptoms to MS in children, and the diagnosis process means working out which fits best.
Treating childhood MS
Treating MS in children and teenagers has three aims; dealing with relapses, treating the symptoms of MS and also tackling the underlying condition.
Childhood MS stories
Children and young people share their experiences of living with MS and the challenges it brings.
MS resources for young people
Links and downloadable resources, including booklets, graphics and films to help children and teenagers understand MS.
MS Trust School Awareness Pack
Download our resource for schools to help young people understand multiple sclerosis (MS) and raise funds and awareness for the MS Trust.
If you have been diagnosed with MS while still at school or college, here are some tips for managing stress, MS symptoms and finding support for your educational needs.
Tips for children with MS
Young people suggest the tips that helped them get used to having MS, from talking it over with friends to making time to look after yourself.
Help young people with MS
We want to help children and young people have a better understanding of MS and to feel less alone. Can you help?