The Buddy Network

Recently diagnosed with MS? We’re going to guess you have a whole heap of questions that you want answers to and Dr Google is not helping. And you’re probably trying to do all this research whilst on the most intense roller coaster of emotions. Stop right there, we can help.


What is the Buddy Network?

The Buddy Network connects someones newly diagnosed with MS with a Buddy, an ‘experienced’ MSer, to help them come to terms with their diagnosis and the isolation that this can bring.


The Buddy Network is international, and you can connect in a way that works best for you, whether this in-person, over the phone or over WhatsApp.


What can a Buddy provide?


A friendly ear to listen to you
Experience of being an MSer
An unbiased outlook
A non-judgemental approach
Guidance on what resource to access to help you get clued up about MS
Signpost you to reliable and reputable resources



Request a Buddy

Been diagnosed in the last 5 years?
Want to connect with another person with MS?


Apply for a Buddy now


Not quite ready?

Remind me about the Buddy Network


Become a Buddy

You know what it’s like to have MS and the questions and emotions that go alongside dealing with diagnosis.

As an experienced MSer, you’ll support newly diagnosed people through this time. The support might include sharing useful resources, explaining how you navigated treatment dilemmas or simply listening to their worries and encouraging them to become informed about their diagnosis.

Think you could support another MSer? Find out what it means to be a Buddy here.


Think this fits you a tee? Apply here.



Support an MSer?

Partner just been diagnosed with MS? Friend has MS? You work with people with MS?

Get in touch with us here.



Want to know more?

Get in touch with us here.

The Buddy Network is supported through a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund