If someone you know or care for has been diagnosed with MS, we are here to help you support them in the best possible way. By supporting them to follow the Overcoming MS Program, you'll be helping them to lead a fuller and healthier life with MS, find important connections with others and most importantly, find hope.

There are many mental as well as physical benefits to the Overcoming MS Program. Professor George Jelinek created the Program based on studies, which showed that lifestyle can make a difference to people with Multiple Sclerosis. When he himself was diagnosed with MS and began following the Program recommendations, he found that he and many others benefitted mentally as well as physically as a result of making lifestyle changes.

Although a cure for MS isn't yet available, Overcoming MS supports people with MS to live their fullest life after an MS diagnosis.

As their family member, friend or carer, it's important you help them to remember that they can live a full and healthy life with MS. Exactly what that looks like will vary from person to person, as specific outcomes depend on factors such as their starting point, risk factors, and type of MS. People "overcome" MS in their own way, which can include mental and/or physical improvements, and the positive benefits from being connected to others with MS in the community.

There is a lot of information about lifestyle changes that benefit MS on our website, so read on to find out how you can get started, to best support the person you know or you're caring for, as well as looking after your own mental well-being.

 

"Overcoming MS was my light in the darkness, giving me realistic hope and a path to follow.  It has made an enormous difference to my physical and mental well-being, and I have no hesitation recommending it to anyone living with MS”. 
Dr Jonathan White, Overcoming MS Medical Advisor, also living with MS.

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