Talks with MS: Brain Health and MS, MS Society webinar – 29 March

Talks with MS are proud to host this webinar in partnership with the MS Society to discuss different aspects of MS in the Black community. This month they will be discussing the topic of brain health.

Join Terri-Louise as she talks to a healthcare professional about brain health when living with MS. They’ll be covering brain function and struggles you may face due to your MS.  Whether you have MS or affected by MS, you can join this webinar.

Date: Wednesday 29 March

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

This session is organised by the national MS charity, the MS Society. You can find out more about them by visiting their website at

Click here to book now

Enable Magazine March-April

Presenting Enable Magazine
March-April issue

The UK’s leading disability and lifestyle title

Introducing the March-April issue of Enable Magazine.
We’re so excited to share this issue with you and your network.



As usual, this issue is packed with informative, important and exciting content. We catch up with broadcaster Nicky Campbell and his daughter Kirsty to discuss them both having an ADHD diagnosis but with differing experiences. This issue, we’re putting the spotlight on the fight for disabled people’s rights as we speak to people celebrating World Down syndrome Day; discuss the new demands for global action on care; and highlight Sophie Morgan’s new campaign, Rights on Flights. 

Also inside, Women’s Aid and Refuge reveal where to turn if you are experiencing abuse; we share solutions to help you get a good night’s sleep; and we’re breaking down how certain benefits are changing in the new tax year. Plus, we meet the founder of pill case brand Tabuu, Lucy Rout, and learn what to expect from the upcoming National Careers Week. Enjoy all of this and much more inside the March-April issue. 

Enjoy all of this and much more inside the March-April issue. 

Understanding Fatigue, MS Society Webinar – 20 March

This online session about fatigue will cover themes including:

  • What is MS fatigue
  • Primary and secondary fatigue
  • Physical and cognitive fatigue
  • Managing fatigue

They will also be joined by Living Well volunteers who are living with MS and will share their experiences managing fatigue. The session will include a short talk from  expert speaker Sarah Thomas from Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit followed by a chance to ask questions, chat and share experiences.

Date: Monday 20 March

Time: 6.30pm to 8pm

This session is organised by the national MS charity, the MS Society. You can find out more about them by visiting their website at

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Free Six Week Hope Programme for MS

Do you want to enhance your resilience through these difficult times, rediscover strengths and increase your ability to cope?

Hope For The Community CIC are running a group self-management programme for people living with MS to improve their wellbeing. The programme was co-created with people living with MS, healthcare professionals and researchers at Coventry University to make sure it is rooted in science.

  • Free 6 week course starting from 19 April
  • Facilitated by trained community volunteers with lived experience of MS
  • Learn whenever you like, at a pace that suits you.
  • Learn wherever you like. You can access the Programme on desktop, tablet or smartphone. 
  • You can learn whatever you like. If you do not enjoy some of the content or activities, just skip it or bookmark it and come back to it later.
  • Share and learn from each other. We all have a story to share and we learn best with others. If you want to, make sure you join in the page discussions, forum topics and by liking and commenting on others posts.
  • Online sessions covering topics such as fatigue management, physical activity, healthy eating, stress management and more

If you are interested in signing up, please visit the Hope for the Community website

Hot water bottles and wheat bags

With immediate effect hot water bottles and wheat bags are now on the prohibited items list at the Centre. This is due to a recent incident.  Prohibiting them means the risk of accidents is eliminated completely.  We are sorry for any distress this may cause.  You are welcome to bring in blankets, dressing gowns etc to keep you warm.  Any questions please speak to the Centre Manager.

Physiotherapist Tricia

It is with much sadness that we will be saying goodbye to Tricia our physiotherapist at the end of March.  Unfortunately she just hasn’t been getting enough folk in for appointments and it’s not worth her while coming anymore.  On a personal and professional note she will really be missed by all. 

A Chat with UK MS Register and MS Tissue Bank, MS Society Webinar – 15 March

This Asian MS Series webinar will be joined by Rod Middleton from the University of Swansea, who will be talking about the UK MS Register and Professor Richard Reynolds from Imperial College London, who will be talking about the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Tissue Bank.

Both these initiatives receive funding from the MS Society and are key ways for people with MS to get involved in research.

The MS Register is a ground-breaking study designed to increase our understanding of living with MS in the UK, whilst the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Tissue Bank is a national collection of central nervous system (CNS) tissue samples donated by individuals with MS, Parkinson’s disease and related neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative conditions.

Professor Reynolds is also currently heading up the establishment of a brain bank in Singapore, which will focus on the collection of tissue samples from people in South East Asia.

Date: Wednesday 15 March

Time: 6pm to 7pm

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What Next? Newly Diagnosed MS Society Information Webinar – 7 March

Who is this event for?

  • People who are newly diagnosed with MS.
  • Family or friends of those who have been newly diagnosed with MS

The programme

In the webinar and the following week’s conversational group, they’ll help you to start making sense of your diagnosis. They will provide you with the information and signposting to further support and guidance that you may need. The MS society hope through these sessions that they will empower you to live well with MS. These sessions are for you if:

  • You’re looking for ways to make sense of your diagnosis
  • You don’t know what information and support is available to you

Date: Tuesday 7 March

Time: 6pm to 7pm

Click here to book your space