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Fatigue and my MS (Webinar)

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An online Information Webinar delivered by a professional with a specific interest and a volunteer with lived experience.

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Fatigue is a common symptom for anyone living with MS and can affect life in lots of ways. Maybe you’ve found that it limits your day-to-day activities or sometimes you feel like you’re missing out on the things that you really want to do.

Have you noticed any difference in your levels of fatigue during the pandemic? If you’d like to learn more about how to manage your energy levels and prioritise the activities that you value most, this webinar is for you.

We will be joined by Dr. Sarah Thomas, Deputy Director at Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit and Angela Davies Smith, a clinical specialist research physiotherapist based at the MS Research Unit, North Bristol NHS Trust to talk about fatigue and MS. Sarah and Angela share a wealth of experience in this field as researchers and are part of the team that developed the very successful FACETS programme which helps people to manage their fatigue better.

Sarah and Angela will explain the techniques that can help with the management of fatigue symptoms, helping you to make lifestyle changes that optimise the energy available to you.

There will be a chance to ask questions either before or during the webinar.

What will I need to take part?

All you need to join in is a laptop/tablet/phone/computer with a stable internet connection to use Zoom, the video meeting software that we use.

How do I join the webinar?

Before the event we will send you an email which will have a link to the webinar which is held via Zoom. The email will also tell you how to ask questions and make comments during the webinar. At the time the webinar is due to start, click on the link and you will be taken to the webinar. If the session hasn’t started you will see a message to tell you this. Just hang on and when the session starts you will see 2 or 3 people pop up on your screen.

What if I haven’t been sent the link?

We send an email with a link to everyone who completes the registration form on Eventbrite and books a place. The email we send might go into your spam or junk folder so please check before the meeting starts that you can find it.

When I join the webinar can other people see or hear me?

No you can’t be seen or heard by other participants.

Can I ask questions?

Yes usually you can ask questions and make comments. The facilitator will tell participants about how to do this. When there are more than 100 participants, our licence will only allow the first 100 people to ask questions during the event.

Please note we can’t respond or offer advice to questions about your specific circumstances or anything relating to your own personal health. Questions will be collated and we will try to cover your queries if not your specific question.

What should I do if I can no longer attend?

If you find that you are unable to take part please get in touch at selfmanagement@mssociety.org.uk so we can offer up your place to someone else.

After the webinar you will be invited to take part should you wish in an informal chat session to discuss what you have taken away from the webinar.

You can find more information on this subject on our website or please contact our Helpline at helpline@mssociety.org.uk or freephone 0808 800 8000.

Our Living Well Team are also delivering virtual wellbeing sessions for people living with MS as well as for family and friends. You can find out more about these sessions and sign up here.

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