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: 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.
Coronavirus, MS and the mind
14 April 2020
In the podcast, we speak to Dr Anita Rose about how you can take care of your mental health during the coronavirus crisis. We also chat to Will Berard, who lives with MS, about how he is coping in the COVID-19 lockdown.
Coronavirus and MS
23 March 2020
A lot of people with MS are very worried and confused right now about the coronavirus outbreak. We talk to Janice from the MS Trust info team about what coronavirus COVID-19 is and how it could affect your MS.
Sleep problems in MS
12 November 2019
It's thought that sleep disturbances are experienced by around half of people with MS. We speak to consultant neurologist Dr Kirstie Anderson, who has a special interest in sleep problems. Here she talks about which sleep disorders are more common in MS and shares her tips for getting a better night's sleep.
Talking toilet troubles in MS
15 March 2018
In this episode we want to banish toilet taboos! Tom from our Information Team explains a little bit about the science behind why these symptoms occur in MS; Helena, who lives with MS, shares her advice on how best to deal with these kinds of problems in the workplace, and we put some of your questions about bowel and bladder symptoms to MS specialist nurse Noreen Barker.