MS Awareness Week: #MSMakesMe


Help us spread awareness of the reality of life with MS

In this year’s MS Awareness Week UK, running from Monday 24th – Sunday 30th April, we will be talking about how MS makes you feel. For the first time ever, we’ve partnered with six UK MS charities to deliver one unified message and raise awareness about the diversity of life with multiple sclerosis.

Whether you’re living with MS or you’re a carer, healthcare professional, a friend or family member of someone with MS, we know how unpredictable and diverse life with MS can be, and the considerable emotional impact it can have. Wherever you live, we invite you to take part in sharing the reality of life with MS.


How do I get involved?

From Monday 24th April, wherever you are in the world, join the conversation on social media and share how MS makes you feel. Use the hashtag #MSMakesMe to help others know they are not alone in how they feel on their MS journey.

We asked Sue, member of the England South West Circle, to share how MS makes her feel:

“#MSMakesMe adventurous. I don’t let it define me, I’m still me. I just have to adapt my home and lifestyle to enable me to carry on living well with MS. I almost relish in the challenges my MS gives me, to find new ways to continue doing what I want to do!”

Does MS make you feel brave, tired, positive, worried for the future, or hopeful? Or something entirely different? Share your #MSMakesMe story with us on social media and don't forget to tag us.


Free events

To provide extra support for people with MS, every day during MS Awareness Week there will be free, special online events, available for everyone across the globe. We are excited to be holding three live events, sign up below to join them live, or to receive the recordings if the time doesn't work for you.

MS Awareness Week 2023: What MS has taught me

Despite the rollercoaster of everchanging symptoms, relapse, and remission on a regular basis, Melanie from Melbourne, Australia, feels that her MS has been a great teacher, helping her learn more about herself, the MS community and the world at large.

Join us this MS Awareness Week to spread awareness with #MSMakesMe

From 24 – 30 April 2023 it’s MS Awareness Week in the UK, and we want everyone across the globe to get involved. We’ve joined six other MS charities to make our message stronger than ever.

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Who else is taking part?

We know that we are all stronger when we come together, so this year we have partnered with the MS Society, MS Trust, MS-UK, MS Together, the Neuro Therapy Network (previously MS National Therapy Centres) and Shift.MS, to increase our reach and deliver a powerful and hopeful message for MS Awareness Week to more people.

You'll see all of these charities joining in the conversation on social media with #MSMakesMe.

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To help us reach more people with MS, so that they can understand the importance of lifestyle factors to help them live a full and healthy life with MS, please donate if you can.

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MS Awareness Week Special Events

MS, Stress & Mindfulness

Wednesday 26th April at 12pm BST / 7am EST / 9pm AEST

Taking a calming break with Dr Phil Startin for a short mindfulness session. Whether you are new to meditation or just want to take it back to basics, you will leave you feeling relaxed and calm.

Shoulder & Core Strengthening

Wednesday 26th April at 6pm BST / 1pm EST

Join this exercise class with Dr Gretchen Hawley from the MSing Link. She will be focusing on shoulder and core strengthening to improve upper body strength and mobility.

Women's Health & Living Well with MS

Friday 28 April at 10am BST / 7pm AEST

An informative webinar with Dr Jonathan White covering topics including why women are more likely to have MS, women’s fertility, pregnancy and menopause with MS. Please send your questions for a short Q&A to before the 27th April.