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.

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…