Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system.
In MS, the coating around nerve fibres (called myelin) is damaged, causing a range of symptoms.
More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS. Symptoms usually start in your 20s and 30s and it affects almost three times as many women as men.
Once diagnosed, MS stays with you for life, but treatments and specialists can help you to manage the condition and its symptoms.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is different for everyone. You can get symptoms in many parts of your body.
There are around 4,500 of us with MS in Northern Ireland.
We understand what life’s like with MS. Our community is here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between.
Together we’re stronger.
MS Society Northern Ireland’s groups bring people affected by MS together.
Groups offer a range of services including:
emotional and practical support
MS support groups
They also raise thousands of pounds every year to help people affected by MS.
We have fifteen groups located throughout Northern Ireland providing local help, support, advice and services to all people affected by MS.
Since 1956, the MS Society has invested over £155 million of today’s money in research.
Until we find a cure for MS, we will continue to fund world-class research to make sure people with MS have the treatments and services they need.
Since 1956, you’ve helped us invest over £155 million (in today’s money) in MS research, supporting some fantastic breakthroughs.
From the development of new treatments, to investing in world-leading MS researchers, your support has had a significant impact and helped us move towards our vision of a world free from the effects of MS.
We’ve been here for people with MS for almost 60 years.
MS can be tough to deal with, especially when you've just been diagnosed. But you're not alone.
Emotional support, benefit guidance, the right care
Living with MS isn't always easy - whether you're coping with a diagnosis or have lived with it for some time.
Dealing with diagnoise, telling people you have MS, getting help
There's practical and financial support available in a range of areas
Benefits & money, work & MS, care, insurance, driving, short breaks & respite, home adaptations, wheelchairs & scooters.
The Omagh Branch of the MS Society
Tel: 07516 246166
All information provided on this webpage has been copied from the MS Society's own website and I have not intentional made any changes.
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