|Name||Multiple Sclerosis (MS)|
|Related to/Also known as|
|Symptoms of MS
||Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disabling neurological disorder affecting young adults. MS occurs as the result of damage to myelin - the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system. This damage interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body.|
|Useful national contacts||MS Society
Helpline: 0808 800 8000
Find your local support group:
MS Physical Activity Specialist:
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Multiple Sclerosis Trust
Multiple Sclerosis National Therapy Centres
There are more than 50 centres in Britain and Ireland, including the Neuro Therapy Centre in Cheshire.
CSF Leak Association
|Children and young people||Young people and MS (MS Trust)
Kids' guide to MS (MS Trust)
For 6-10 year olds who have a mum or dad with MS
Multiple sclerosis (Great Ormond Street Hospital)
|Online resources||MS Trust: Newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
Physiotherapy works: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists factsheet)
MS-UK Live Webchat
NHS Choices: Multiple Sclerosis
NHS Videos: Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
BBC: What is multiple sclerosis?
MS-UK video 'We're here if you need us'
MS Research Treatment and Education charity
A ground-breaking study designed to increase our understanding of living with MS in the UK
News and events
New MS Physical Activity Specialist service delivered by the MS Society and supported by Sport England (November 2018)
Medical cannabis products available on prescription (BBC, November 2018)
'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients (BBC, March 2018)
Emerging areas of research: Stem cells (MS Society)
Visit our library to read Managing your Multiple Sclerosis: Practical advice to help you manage your multiple sclerosis by Professor Ian Robinson and Dr Frank Clifford Rose, and you can watch our copy of the MS Society's DVD for children Annie & Dan talk about MS.