Five top tips to help health professionals look after their mental health
The impact of the coronavirus on our collective mental health can not be underestimated. However, for health professionals working on the frontline of the pandemic, looking after your mental health is absolutely vital. We asked MS specialist nurse Sue Tibbles to give her five top tips for taking care of your your mental wellbeing during this crisis.
Coffee Break: Five minutes with MS specialist nurse Michelle Meehan
In our new feature, Coffee Break, we will be catching up with some of your MS health professionals. Today, we're chatting to Michelle Meehan, who is the new MS Trust-funded MS specialist nurse in Coventry.
"The Advanced MS Champions will be able to connect everything up"
This year the MS Trust has been working with city philanthropists The October Club to raise money to pioneer a new role in MS teams: Advanced MS Champions. But how will our new Champions make a difference? We spoke to Lyn, who was diagnosed with MS over 20 years ago.
The MS Trust and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are working together to make a difference for local people living with MS with the recruitment of the first new nurse placements in the MS Trust’s Specialist Nurse Funding Programme. We went to Leicester to speak to Allison, one of the existing MS nurses, and Jon, who has been living with MS for almost ten years, about the difference the new nurses will make.
'It used to be diagnose and adios, but now there is so much we can do'
To mark 25 years of MS specialist nursing, we caught up with Gail Clayton, Vicki Matthews and Megan Roberts, three of the first MS nurses, to hear their thoughts on how MS services have changed over the last 25 years, and the challenges we still face to ensure nobody has to manage MS alone