talkhealth and MSNTC are collaborating to increase awareness of the services available to you, and those you care about, who live with MS. The partnership, which was kicked off with a webinar, is set to highlight the educational self-management support offered on the talkhealth platform and in MS National Therapy Centres.
Together, we are dedicated to providing you with the specialised tools you need, both on and offline, to take control of your health. We will be working with MS National Therapy centres across the UK, Ireland, and the Channel Islands, as well as one in Gibraltar, to host webinars, educational articles and online residency clinics.
These will follow the tried and tested format of usual talkhealth features which means you will be accessing brand new information in a way that you are comfortable with.
For those of you reading who are not yet signed up to our platform, this collaboration is a great way to introduce you to our online features and the talkhealth myMS support programme. The programme, which is made up of weekly email PDF’s that are jam-packed full of advice, is a key resource that will shape the collaboration and it’s content. This means that loads more of our community will be taking part in the course and you can find like-minded people to complete the programme with.
On the collaboration, Frank Sudlow, Chair of MSNTC says:
“As someone who lives with MS and was diagnosed over 20 years ago, I find it quite shocking how few people know about the MS Therapy Centres and the practical support they can offer. I have benefitted from the therapies and my neurologist recommends I continue to make use of them. You don’t have to wait until your condition becomes too serious to benefit from the therapies.”
Our main aim is to make sure you are aware of the amazing services and facilities that are available at MS National Therapy Centres. MSNTC is an organisation with over 47 member Centres. Each centre is an individual volunteer-led charity that is dedicated to the management of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions through a range of therapies. These services include oxygen therapy, physiotherapy, advocacy advice as well as counselling and mental health support.
We hope that this partnership, which is the first of many, will help you to learn more about the wide range of services that are available to you. Encouraging self-management is at the heart of everything we do at talkhealth and we can’t wait to see more and more of you harnessing new techniques for understanding, reframing and owning your health.
You can read more about MSNTC here.
The collaboration began back in July when Doro Pasantes, CEO of the Brightwell Centre in Bristol, spoke with us about oxygen therapy. As one of the only MSNTCs to offer the therapy, this webinar provides a useful insight into the power of oxygen therapy in the management of symptoms of long-term neurological and chronic conditions.
To find out more about our myms support programme, click here.