Around 130,000 people (1 in 500) in the UK are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system which currently has no cure.

Symptoms and reactions to medication can vary, with the physical toll and uncertainty about the future also having a huge impact on mental wellbeing.

Recognising how this impact was being exacerbated by the pandemic, MS-UK decided to expand their confidential counselling programme, available by phone or online and delivered by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited counsellors.

Through a series of six sessions, members can discuss how their diagnosis is impacting their lives and work towards a goal with counsellors who have been specially trained to understand the physical and mental challenges associated with MS.

Sessions are free to members (although donations are encouraged), ensuring that they are as inclusive as possible.