Breaking it down - multiple sclerosis
Our podcast brings together a range of voices from the MS community to cover all aspects of life with multiple sclerosis. Featuring a combination of expert advice and real life experiences from people with MS, episodes provide an in-depth insight into the impact MS symptoms can have and how they can be most successfully managed.
Meet the MS Trust... Health Professionals team
13 September 2021
In the first episode of this new series, our volunteer Will meets Megan, Head of Health Professionals Programmes at the MS Trust and MS Support Nurse, Laura. The two talk about how MS nurses are trained as well as what the future holds for MS care and MS treatments.
Back to school
1 September 2021
In this back to school themed episode we speak to Suzy, a teacher with MS and Nick, a dad to three boys who was diagnosed with MS at the start of lockdown. We discuss everything from the challenges of home schooling to talking to children about multiple sclerosis.
Mobility problems and aids in MS (Part 2)
16 August 2021
In part two of mobility problems and mobility aids, we chat to neuro-physiotherapist Jody Barber. This includes looking at how mobility problems may present in MS and what to do if you think you need a mobility aid. Jody also discusses the psychological barriers people may face when needing to use a mobility aid for the first time.
Mobility problems and aids in MS (Part 1)
2 August 2021
Many people with MS can experience issues with their walking and mobility. In this episode we chat with blogger, Emily, who was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2010. Emily shares her experience of using walking aids and discusses how using a wheelchair helped change her life.
Will asks the expert about balance
19 July 2021
Guest presenter and volunteer, Will, is back to delve into another area of our MS archives. In this episode he turns his focus to balance and dizziness in multiple sclerosis, and shares ways to help manage these symptoms. Featuring input from Neuro and Vestibular Physiotherapist, David Herdman.
Talking advanced MS and Advanced MS champions
5 July 2021
There are over 40,000 people living with advanced MS in the UK, and many can feel invisible to the healthcare system. In this episode we talk to MS Champion Nicki Hare about what life with advanced MS is like and what MS champions do to help.
Will asks the expert about pain
22 June 2021
Guest presenter and MS Trust volunteer, Will, continues raiding our MS archives. This time he's talking about pain and multiple sclerosis. Featuring input from consultant nurse in pain management, Sue Barnes.
Caring for someone with MS
9 June 2021
In this Carers Week special we hear from Martin who was diagnosed with MS around 40 years ago and his wife Lizzy, who offers support through unpaid care. We also chat with Roma from Carers in Hertfordshire about what help and support is available for carers across the UK.
Will asks the expert about disease modifying drugs
2 June 2021
Guest presenter and MS Trust volunteer, Will, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2015. Here he raids our archive to talk about disease modifying drugs (DMDs). Featuring input from MS nurse advisor, Nikki Embrey.
When MS leads to re-invention
21 May 2021
Did MS or the pandemic make you rethink your career path? In this episode we talk to Will and Diva, two performers who used their MS diagnosis as a catalyst to change direction in their working lives.
Working as a keyworker with MS during the pandemic
22 April 2021
During the pandemic many people with MS were told to shield. But what was it like for the keyworkers with MS? In this episode of our podcast we chat to Mel, about her experiences of working as a nurse during lockdown.
Working life and MS, starting a new job during the pandemic
21 April 2021
MS is often diagnosed in your 20's when a lot of people are starting their working career. During 2020 many people found themselves on furlough, or being made redundant. In this episode we speak to Amy, who started not one but 2 new jobs during 2020.