Newly diagnosed? Not sure where to turn? We’ll connect you with another MSer.
Sometimes it helps to have someone to 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 👍
The Buddy Network connects MSers on a one-to-one basis. We have a number of MSers who have lived experience and 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.
🔹 A friendly ear to listen to you
🔹 Experience of being an MSer
🔹 An unbiased outlook
🔹 A non-judgemental approach
To apply for a Buddy, you can fill in this form👇 (if you're interested in becoming a Buddy, carry on scrolling down the page).
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?
Head over to our Volunteer page and fill out the application form towards the bottom of the page.
The Buddy Network is made possible through a grant
by the National Lottery Community Fund.