This website is designed to assist your child with the wide range of emotions they may be feeling following a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in the family. This website aims to engage and educate your child, while helping them understand and cope with MS and how it will affect their role within the family and their friendships. It will emphasise that all feelings are okay, even the 'not so nice' ones and why it is so important not to bottle feelings up.
We encourage you and your child to find time in your week to pursue the interests and activities you find enjoyable. It is important children are aware that the way they deal with their feelings can change how they feel and behave.
One of the other very important factors influencing your child’s emotional well-being is friendships. During times of change such as this, social struggles can have a big impact on your child and are also very common. Now is a very important time to keep an eye on your child's social life and step in if your child needs some help.
We understand life will not always be stress-free and happy, so hopefully this website will be able to help your child if things get rough. This website is a wonderful resource for the entire family, one that will hopefully spark some discussion about feelings following the changes you have all experienced.
Be honest with them about MS, as soon after diagnosis as possible. This allows the whole family to cope with MS as a team, and avoids the situation where the child feels isolated if they find out later.
Friends at MS
For more information and resources, please contact
Our team of MS Specialists are available via phone and email.
Freecall: 1800 042 138
8.30am–5pm, Monday to Friday