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Relationships & 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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Are your relationships with loved ones and friends impacted by your MS and the effects of the pandemic? We will explore how living with MS can affect relationships, and in particular the more intimate connections with loved ones.

Join counsellor and sex and relationship therapist, Nikki Orr to talk about relationships, intimacy and sex and look at the importance of communication in relationships while living with MS. Nikki will suggest strategies for making things better in established relationships and for how to approach new relationships. The session will look at the most common issues and offers you the opportunity to come and listen or ask a question.

Nikki is an experienced counsellor and sex and relationships therapist. She has been working as a counsellor with a number of MS Society groups since 2017 and has developed a strong interest in MS and how it can impact on relationships, sex and intimacy.

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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