The Buddy Network

Experiencing a new symptom? Newly diagnosed? Moving onto a new DMT? We’ll connect you with another MSer.

If you’re newly diagnosed, or even further in your MS journey,  a whole heap of new questions have probably popped into your head 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.

Sometimes it helps to have someone else you can chat to who can work through some of the obstacles you're facing and gets what it’s like to live with MS. 🙋

Let us introduce you to other MSers like you. We’ll connect you beyond MS. Because MS is what you have, not who you are. 👍

Request a Buddy

What is the Buddy Network?

The Buddy Network connects MSers together on a one-to-one basis. We have a bank of MSers who we have lived experience who are ready to support you. The Buddy Network is international, and you can connect in a way that works best for you, whether this is in-person, on a video call, 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

“Really great to be put in contact with someone who lives with MS, has first hand experience and understands when my support networks aren’t always able too.” MSer

Feel like you could support another MSer?

At the moment, we’re lucky enough to have a lot of Buddies to support newly diagnosed MSers, as well as MSers further along in their journey. Anyone who applies will be added to a waiting list.

You know what it’s like to have MS and the questions and emotions that go alongside dealing with diagnosis and how these change throughout the journey. As an experienced MSer, you’ll support both newly diagnosed people and those who are facing new obstacles on their MS journey.  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 to a tee?

Become a Buddy

The Buddy Network is made possible through a grant
by the National Lottery Community Fund.