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.
Me, MySelf and I: 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.
Me, MySelf and I: 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.
Me, MySelf and I: Pregnancy and multiple sclerosis during a pandemic
19 April 2021
During 2020 we had to learn to live with the new norm where everything moved to online. But how does that work when you are expecting a baby? In this episode we chat to Jenna and Annie, two ladies with MS who both found out they were expecting during lockdown.
Me, MySelf and I: How getting creative helped us through lockdown
19 April 2021
During lockdown a lot of us felt drained from doing nothing at all. In this episode we meet Ant Chapman, a musician and educator, and chat to him about his MS journey and how getting creative and starting to stream music making sessions on Twitch helped him get through lockdown.
Me, MySelf and I: Newly diagnosed during lockdown
16 April 2021
This past year has been tough on all of us. But imagine being diagnosed with a lifelong condition such as multiple sclerosis in the middle of it all. In this podcast the MS Trust chat to two young women, to find out how they coped with their MS diagnosis in the middle of a pandemic.
It's all in your head: Lockdown anxieties and isolation
25 March 2021
In the final episode of the series we chat about loneliness and anxiety with Claire from the MS Trust Information Team. We also talk to Catherine Seymour from the Mental Health Foundation about the impact of lockdown on our mental health.
It's all in your head: Can dramatherapy help your mental health?
9 December 2020
In this episode we chat to Sara Coffey, a dramatherapist, who explains more about dramatherapy as an approach to dealing with mental health problems. We also talk to podcaster, illustrator, author, and all round inspiring lady, Jessie Ace.
It's all in your head: MS nurses and mental health
24 November 2020
The fourth episode of this series focuses on MS nurses and how they can help people with MS with their mental health. We speak to MS Nurse Sally Fox about why she thinks mental health is important and how you could talk to your MS nurse about it.
It's all in your head: How to respond to anxiety differently
11 August 2020
The third episode of the series focuses on anxiety, a feeling many people with MS will be familiar with. We hear from Mike, a person with MS who talks about his experience of anxiety since being diagnosed with MS, as well as during the coronavirus outbreak.
It's all in your head: Taking care of your mental health
17 April 2020
The second episode of new series focusses on the newly diagnosed and the impact an MS diagnosis can have on mental health. We hear from Emily and Will about what has helped them come to terms with their diagnosis.
It's all in your head: Mental health and MS
17 April 2020
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.
Coronavirus and MS: Your questions answered
16 April 2020
We're living in uncertain times and we know that lots of you, understandably, have questions about the coronavirus and MS. So for this podcast, we've pulled together some of the questions that have cropped up the most and asked Claire, who works in our Information Team, to answer them.