Evidence clearly shows the benefits of peer support programs and our members and people living with MS have found them to be friendly, supportive, informative and practical.
What is a Peer Support Group?
A peer support group is a gathering of people with MS. The purpose of the group is to provide support to each other and to share information by:
PEER SUPPORT GROUPS MEET IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: (Family members and carers are welcome)
If there have been any changes to your support group that we’re not aware of, please contact the MS Society to advise us of any updates.
We have an excellent group of supportive, caring mentors who are more than happy to talk with other people with MS. They also have MS, so odds are they have had some similar experiences to you. If you’re hesitant to join a group or would just like to speak with someone privately, please contact the MS Society on 08 8203 6600 to be connected to a peer mentor.
FACEBOOK ONLINE SUPPORT
If you have access to a computer and to Facebook, there is a South Australian and Northern Territory online MS community that can provide support. Information is provided by the MS Society Peer Mentors and conversations are monitored by the Peer Support Counsellor.
You might find it a bit nerve-wracking to attend a group or speak with someone in person about your MS. Maybe you’re just not ready to speak or meet a person with MS yet, but would like some advice anyway. Perhaps distance is an issue if you live in a rural or remote area, or you may be too ill to leave the house. Online support might be an option for you. It’s convenient - log in whenever or wherever you like. This is a closed forum, only accessible to members. Click here to find the group - just request to be a member.