At Overcoming MS, we are here for everyone with MS who wants to take control of their health and wellbeing.
Although there is currently no cure for MS, we help people with MS to live well by making informed lifestyle choices. They have clear, practical actions to take, by following an evidence-based self-management program. This program uses substantial scientific evidence of how holistic self-care, alongside medical therapies, benefits people’s physical and mental health. Knowing people can change their risk of deterioration through lifestyle choices gives hope to us all.
Our vision is that people with MS feels empowered to take control of their health, are making informed lifestyle choices and living a full and healthy life.
Are you new to Overcoming MS? Find out more here.
Read more about our goals and values
Overcoming MS Partnerships
We work in partnership with individuals, communities, healthcare professionals and other charities to create genuine and sustainable benefits for people living with MS.
Professor George Jelinek, Program Founder
"My mother died of MS in 1981. Towards the end of her life, she was totally incapacitated, unable to feed or care for herself. I was diagnosed with MS in 1999. I was determined that this was not going to be my fate.
Fortunately, my career as a Professor in Emergency Medicine and background as Editor-in-Chief of a major medical journal gave me the tools to sort through the medical literature on MS, giving appropriate weight to the various pieces of evidence I found. What I found startled me."
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Overcoming MS Team
Board Composition and Inclusion - Get involved
The board is currently seeking new members if you would like to join us and help make a difference to people with MS. Read a statement from our Chair of Board, Dowshan Humzah, about board composition and inclusion and what is being looked for in the new board members.
We are a Disability Confident employer
Disability Confident provides employers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to attract, recruit, retain and develop disabled people in the workplace.
Whatever the size of your business, tools, guidance and advice will help you to recruit and retain from the widest possible pool of talent and help you keep valuable skills and experience.