FACETS and Peer Support

Frequent visitors to our website and readers of our newsletters will be familiar with the FACETS (Fatigue: Applying Cognitive behavioural and Energy effectiveness Techniques to life Style) courses run from our Treatment Room in the Vassall Centre, Bristol (read article here).

Do you have MS? Do you live in the Bristol area? Do you have MS related fatigue?

Fatigue Management Courses at the MS Meeting Point in Bristol

Fatigue Management Courses

Trained staff are currently running FACETS Groups at our MS Meeting Point in the Vassall Centre in Bristol and we will continue to support training for other professionals who wish to develop FACETS therapy clinics.

If you have MS and are able to travel to The Vassall Centre in Bristol to attend a group based therapy course which consists of 6 sessions each around 1.5 hours in duration please call 0117 958 6986 or contact info@ms-research.org.uk

If you would like to know more or feel you could benefit from attending one of our courses please contact us today.

Also read about the recent event in Bristol regarding the research that brought out the successful FACETS treatment.

Preliminary study into understanding fatigue in MS

Do you have MS?
Do you live in the Bristol area? Do you have MS related fatigue?

Preliminary study into understanding fatigue in MS

If you would like to know more please call 0117 958 6986 or contact abi.wiltshire@nbt.nhs.uk

 

In collaboration with the University of Bristol and The CRIC
(Centre for Research and Imaging Centre) MS Research is supporting a preliminary study to try and help us understand more about fatigue and MS. If you would like to know more please call 0117 958 6986 or contact rosemary.jones@nbt.nhs.uk

Checking your weight should be easy

The bathroom scales are very conveniently placed…and then you soon realize that you cannot stand immobile safely long enough to take a proper reading. You have no core stability and pull down a towel rail when falling…Is it familiar?

Multiple Sclerosis or MS attacks the nerve fibres that carry messages to and from your brain, symptoms can occur in any part of your body and that includes poor core stability. That means falling a lot during the day. These falls are so frequent….they do not get mentioned. Then one forgets the easy way of stepping on the scale.

Among all of what is happening with coping with an everyday life with MS, stepping on weighing scales is the last thing that comes to mind…

But you need to check:

  • before an operation with general anaesthetics.
  • during assessments by health and care professionals.
  • some medications need to be administered according to your weight.

It is important to check your weight regularly, easily and with a minimum of fuss. There are means that enable this in your community:

There are easy ways to find the weight of your wheelchair, an ordinary chair or your sticks…

Read what happens when you would like help in the community or in a hospital…

Donate your used car to MS Research

srapping a car for a donation to the mutiple sclerosis research charity

Car donation is a great idea for the MS Research charity.

Is your old car ready for the scrap heap? Make it go further…Make a #cardonation to the MS Research charity, a #CureMS charity with Giveacar.

  1. Click and donate
  2. Fill details about you and your vehicle
  3. Leave an email address
  4. It rarely takes more than 3 days

Scrap donations are based on the weight of the metal…Giveacar takes cars, vans, lorries, ride-on lawnmowers or farm machinery as well. The vehicle you’ll give will help find better answers for people living with Multiple Sclerosis..

MS Meeting Point Open Day

MS Meeting Point Open Day Invitation

MS Meeting Point Open Day Invitation

 

MS Awareness Week 2014 – April 28th to May 4th

We would love for you to join us during MS Awareness Week this year at our new “Meeting Point” in Bristol listen to expert guest speakers discussing relevant MS related issues, or maybe just for a cup of tea and a chat with one of our professionals, volunteers or trustees? Read More

If you are interested in popping down on Wednesday 30th of April please email abi.wiltshire@ms-research.org.uk or call 0117 958 6986 and let us know.

THIS IS MS EVERY DAY

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Do you know what problems Multiple Sclerosis patients come across every day?

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Polskie Towarzystwo Stwardnienia Rozsianego (PTSR) and Biogen Idec have a very informative simulation of living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) every day.

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THE ROUGH GUIDE TO ACCESSIBLE BRITAIN

THE ROUGH GUIDE to Accessible Britain
The fourth edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is available to view…look out for any inspiration for festive venues this end of year. There are hundreds of reviews of accessible attractions you will be spoilt for choice this Christmas!

Look out for the next edition as soon as it is out!
http://www.accessibleguide.co.uk/downloads/Accessible_Britain_Book.pdf

 

Accessible Britain reviewer and foreword writer, Emma Bowler, shares her thoughts on the fourth edition: “All the sites have been reviewed by disabled people for access as well as quality entertainment, and we have introduced three fantastic new features: scenic drives, town reviews and 2012 Olympic venues, which I’m really excited about!”

 

…produced in association with Motability…Meet the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain contributors…follow @AccessibleGuide on twitter…