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mens group
2 November 2017

For Movember, Let’s talk Men’s Groups!

As we embrace Movember’s goal of shedding light on men’s health, we share with you the story behind a men’s MS support group. We hope this example will inspire any men out there that may be feeling isolated, detached, or unable to find their place, to find a way to be heard.

A proud...

19 October 2017

MSA welcomes Productivity Commission findings and recent NDIA announcements

Productivity Commission report recognises disability sector issues

MS Australia joins other disability sector organisations in welcoming the findings of the recent report from the Productivity Commission’s review of NDIS costs.

The Commission’s report findings...

Carers Banner
17 October 2017

MS Australia Let Carers Know They Count

National Carers Week, 15-21 October, 2017

October 15-21 is National Carers Week – a chance to thank those who care for the 23,000+ people living with MS in Australia.

Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities in Australia and their caring roles are...

image care of Mental health Australia
9 October 2017

Mental Health Week & World Mental Health Day

Mental Health Week
Sunday 8 to Saturday 14 October 2017

World Mental Health Day
Tuesday 10 October 2017

Mental health issues are common for people living with MS. In fact, around half of people diagnosed will experience a depressive episode (which...

Older persons
28 September 2017

International Day of Older Persons

Sunday 1 October 2017 is International Day of Older Persons.

This is a great chance to think about and celebrate older people. In addition, reflect on what it’s like to live in a world with many barriers for older people, including those living with MS.

International Day of Older...

r u ok day
14 September 2017

R U OK? Day: Our friendly reminder to be friendly

As you may know, today is R U OK? Day, whose mission is to “inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.”

Mental health issues including depression are common for people...

Betty Cuthbert
7 August 2017

Vale Betty Cuthbert - A tribute to a great Australian who lived with MS

MS Australia mourns the passing of legendary Australian athlete, Elizabeth “Betty” Cuthbert AM, MBE, who has died after a long battle with MS aged 79.

Betty was dubbed the ‘Golden Girl’, when, at just 18, she completed in the (1956) Melbourne Olympics...

national pain week
26 July 2017

National Pain Week, 24-30 July 2017

This year’s National Pain Week theme is “Let’s manage pain together”.

The 2017 theme is likely to resonate with many people living with MS who experience various types and levels of pain, and are trying to manage it effectively.  Whilst there’s no “one size fits all” solution to...

Tax time
29 June 2017

Tax Time

Tax time? What! Already!

Are you prepared?  Need some help to get started?  In this short article, I want to help you overcome some fears and possibly encourage you to take back control by addressing some common scenarios for people affected by MS and in relation to...

27 June 2017

Model of neurological care in North and North West Tasmania needs to be addressed

MS Australia is disappointed to read in recent media reports that there have been problems with providing a neurological service in North and North West Tasmania (N&NWT).


elephant in the room
19 June 2017

World Continence Week (19-25 June 2017)

For many people living with MS, losing control of bodily functions is a day-to-day concern. 

This week’s ‘elephant in the room’ is Incontinence – not a popular topic, but one we should discuss!

Continence refers to our ability to hold it all in. It...

World MS Day 2017
31 May 2017

World MS Day today!


MS Australia (MSA) and the international MS community today recognise World MS Day.

MSA CEO Deidre Mackechnie says the 2017 World MS Day theme Life with MS is a great opportunity to focus on...