The MS Queensland NeuroWellbeing service offers community-based and online education and information workshops and programs covering a range of topics to enhance and support self-management and wellbeing.

Our goal is to link you with reliable sources of information and support to assist and equip with skills to self-manage and reduce the impact your condition has on your life.

 

NeuroWellbeing Services Brochure 

 
We also run NDIS workshops to help you navigate this new scheme, please click here for our NDIS sessions. 
 
Information sessions cover the following topics:
 
 
Don't want to wait? You can also check out one of our recorded webinars

 
 
 

Working with MS Workshop - Brisbane & Sunshine Coast

Our MS Employment Support Service will be running a fun, interactive workshop discussing a range of issues that may arise when you are Working with MS. They will cover the following topics: 

  • Strategies for symptom management in the workplace
  • Discussion about disclosure of MS at work
  • A look at your transferable skills
  • Employer, employee rights & responsibilities
  • Superannuation and insurance considerations
  • Who to contact regarding work issues

The session will include guest speaker Mr Paul Watson from Berrill and Watson (Superannuation and Insurance Lawyers).

WORKSHOP Employment

Upcoming

BRISBANE
Time and Date: 10:30am Saturday 27 October
Location: The sunroom, MS Queensland Dutton Park (directions to the sunroom will be provided prior to the event)
RSVP: by email to hello@msqld.org.au or calling 1800 177 591.

Morning tea will be provided

SUNSHINE COAST 
Time and Date: 10:30am - 12:30pm Saturday 9 February
Location: Level 2 (Lakeview Room), Community Capital Centre
100 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina
RSVP: by email to hello@msqld.org.au or calling 1800 177 591. 

Morning tea will be provided

How to get the best out of your Brain Workshop - Mackay

This workshop is facilitated by clinical psychologist Aart F. Simons, who has extensive experience with MS. Aart will guide you through a conversation on how to get the best out of your brain by talking about aspects such as understanding MS and your reactions, how to enhance your coping strategies, and much more.

Morning tea and Q&A session included.

WORKSHOP Howtogetthebestoutofyourbrain 1

Upcoming

Time and Date: 10am - 1pm Monday 12 November 
Location: Sarina Room, Jubilee Community Centre, Mackay
RSVP:  by 7 November 2018 to our NeuroAssist Team on 1800 177 591 or info@msqld.org.au

Register your interest by emailing NeuroAssist on 1800 177 591 or hello@msqld.org.au  

MS Information Session - Rockhampton  

This information session facilitated by MS Queensland’s specialist Nurse Tim O’Maley along with MS Queensland Service Coordinator Amanda Johnston, will provide you with an overview of MS, its management and the services of MS Queensland. Topics include:

  • MS research updates
  • MS therapies and treatments
  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and My Aged Care (MAC)
  • Service Coordinator update

Kurt Nichols (CQ Physio) will also be presenting information about Neurological Physiotherapy.

We will also have time for general questions and answers.

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Upcoming

Time and Date: 10:00am - 12:30pm Wednesday 28 November
Location: Level 1, Centacare Building, 10 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton
RSVP: by 23 November 2018 to our NeuroAssist Team on 1800 177 591 or info@msqld.org.au  

 

Continence Webinar - all regions 


Irene Kemp, Continence Nurse from Coloplast will talk through all things related to continence including information on how the free continence service with MS Queensland can help you. 

WELLBEING WEDNESDAY Continence

Upcoming

Time and Date: 6:00pm Wednesday 14 November
Location: Online webinar

Register your interest by emailing NeuroAssist on 1800 177 591 or hello@msqld.org.au  

Employment Support Service Webinar - all regions


Working with MS can raise many questions for those still wanting to stay at work, or return to work.

This webinar from our MS Employment Support Services (ESS) team will address many questions that you may have. Janet McPherson, Service delivery manager of the ESS and Occupational Therapist, will outline what the ESS is, as well as many key areas of working with MS such as disclosure, your rights and responsibilities, long term considerations, and symptom management.

Send in your questions so that the team can respond on the day.

Copy of WELLBEING WEDNESDAY WorkandMS

Upcoming

Time and Date: Tuesday 27 November
Location: Online webinar

Register your interest by emailing NeuroAssist on 1800 177 591 or hello@msqld.org.au  

MS Community Webinar - all regions 


This webinar will cover a range of topics for all people living with MS. Join MS Queensland Support Groups, community members, and MS Queensland staff to hear what’s happening in MS Queensland and what’s coming up.

COFFEE AND CHAT Beenleigh

Upcoming

 Tuesday 4 December

Register your interest by emailing NeuroAssist on 1800 177 591 or hello@msqld.org.au  

MS Newly Diagnosed Information Session - Face to Face (Brisbane) and live webinar

Our newly diagnosed information sessions are for people who are relatively new to MS but everyone is welcome! You may have had you diagnosis a few weeks or a few years. 

This session will provide an overview of MS, its management and the services of MS Queensland. Family and friends are very welcome, as learning about the symptoms and treatment options improves family understanding of the disease.
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Upcoming

Wednesday 5 December, 6pm

Register by emailing NeuroAssist on 1800 177 591 or hello@msqld.org.au 

 

Financial Wellbeing - 'When a little advice can help a lot' 

The Pro Bono Financial Advice Network is an industry-wide collaboration across the financial services industry that connects financial advisers who are willing to give pro bono financial advice with MS Connect clients.

This webinar will prrovide you with information on the service being provided by the Pro Bono Financial Advice Network (PFAN) and how you can access the services. 

SOCIAL FinancialAdviceWebinar

Upcoming

No sessions currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

 A recording of the session is available under 'Recorded MS Webinars' below. 

 
 

My Aged Care Information Session  

This session with representatives from the Australian Government will provide information on the My Aged Care initiative:

  • eligibility
  • the access process
  • supports available
  • navigating the system
  • question and answer session.
SOCIAL MyAgedCare 2

Upcoming

No sessions currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

 
 

Current Immunotheraphy Options for MS 

This session will look at the currently available PBS listed medications for treating MS. Starting a Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT) is a complicated decision with multiple options now available to people with relapsing MS. There is no “one fits all” in MS and we hope this session will just give you extra information on the options people starting, considering changing or maintaining current therapy.

WEBINAR Immunotherapy

Upcoming

No webinars currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

A recording of the session is available under 'Recorded MS Webinars' below.

 

Mindfulness for MS

Mindfulness is the art of ‘being present’ or in the moment. Learning Mindfulness skills techniques leads to greater control over what the mind is doing and freeing yourself from racing thoughts, worry or anxiety, which will in turn, helps you to focus and enjoy the present moment and task at hand. Previous participants have reported that they feel less anxious, manage pain better and sleep well. This is a group program where you will learn skills to help you with day to day living with MS. PROGRAM Mindfulness for MS 2

Upcoming

No sessions currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

 

Newly Diagnosed and New to MS 

Our newly diagnosed information sessions are for people who are relatively new to MS. You may have had you diagnosis a few weeks or a few years – this workshop is an overview of the disease, its management and the services of MS Queensland. Family and friends are very welcome, as learning about the symptoms and treatment options improves family understanding of the disease.

InfoSession NewlyDiagnosed

Upcoming:

No sessions currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

 

An overview of Self-Management

This webinar will pull together many of the themes that have been discussed over the last few months webinars into a framework of understanding how you want to manage your MS. You do not have to have attended all of the webinars we have done to learn from this session. Self-Management is about taking information, resources and people along with you to support you when you need them too. It’s also about self-evaluation – is what I am doing making a difference?

WEBINAR selfManagement

Upcoming:

No webinars currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

A recording of the session is available under 'Recorded MS Webinars' below.

 

Medicinal Cannabis and MS - where are we up to? 

Look at the role medicinal cannabis may play in managing MS symptoms and where we are up to with prescribing and access to these products in Australia.

WEBINAR cANNABIS

Upcoming:

No webinars currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

A recording of the session is available under 'Recorded MS Webinars' below.

 

Exercise and Physical Activity 

The benefits of exercise and physical activity are very well understood. Again the benefits to both your physical AND mental health are crucial parts of making exercise a part of your daily life. But many people don’t know where to start – in this webinar we will look at why you NEED to be doing exercise, how and where to get started as well as managing symptoms that may be exacerbated by exercise.

WEBINAR Exercise

Upcoming:

No webinars currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

A recording of the session is available under 'Recorded MS Webinars' below.

 

Improving your life by focusing on what you can control

Guest presenter – Rachel Blom, Qualified Counsellor and Yoga Instructor.

As we know, MS and life in general can be uncertain, overwhelming and unpredictable at times. In this webinar, I’ll discuss how people with MS can become aware of thoughts, stories, feelings, emotions and use tools such as breathing, meditation, relaxation and other techniques to challenge and train their minds to see what they can control and to focus on how they can improve the quality of their lives.

WEBINAR Control

Upcoming:

No webinars currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

 

Brain Health

Time is Brain as they say and protecting and preserving yours when living with MS is a vital part of managing MS. This webinar will look at what we understand about brain atrophy in MS and how both therapeutic and lifestyle decisions you make can make the most of your neurological reserve. Caution – some of the concepts in this webinar discussing brain atrophy may be confronting to some people.

WEBINAR BrainHealth

Upcoming:

No webinars currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

A recording of the session is available under 'Recorded MS Webinars' below.

 

Diet & Nutrition

More and more evidence is pointing to the role diet has in managing MS and of course improving general health. This webinar looks at the various diets that have been proposed to be of benefit to people living with MS as well as look into new knowledge about the role nutrition and the 'gut' play in autoimmune disease.  WEBINAR Diet

Upcoming:

No webinars currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

A recording of the session is available under 'Recorded MS Webinars' below.

 

Fatigue & Sleep

Fatigue and disturbed sleep are common in neurological conditions. This workshop is an opportunity for you to develop an understanding and strategies for improving sleep and managing fatigue. You will learn about the basic science of sleep, ways to improve your sleep habits and sleep environment, the importance of rest, communication and body mechanics, balancing your schedule and planning and prioritising your day. WORKSHOP Sleep Fatigue 1

Upcoming

No workshops currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

 

Taking Steps to Better Manage MS

 
The evidence is clear. Being proactive about your health can make a difference. In this workshop our specialist multi-disciplinary team will provide research based information on many aspects of MS management. You will gain information, strategies and support to assist you to take proactive steps in managing MS.
WORKSHOP Taking Steps
 

Upcoming

No workshops currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

  

Chronic Pain Self-Management

This Stanford University program provides participants with the opportunity to learn and practice different self-management tools in developing skills to take care of their chronic pain and health, carry out normal activities and manage emotional changes. Participants of this program have improved well-being and quality of life. Group sessions are highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences and support. You will learn life skills needed in the day to day management of chronic pain or in caring for someone with chronic pain. PROGRAM Chronic Pain

Upcoming

No programs currently scheduled, please check back again soon.


Chronic Disease Self-Management

This Stanford University program provides you with the opportunity to learn and practice different self-management tools in developing skills to take care of their health condition, carry out normal activities and manage emotional changes. Participants of this program have improved well-being and quality of life. Group sessions are highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences and support. You will learn life skills needed in the day to day management of MS or in caring for someone with MS. PROGRAM Chronic Disease SM 

Upcoming

No programs currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

 

Fatigue Self-Management

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of MS with over 80% of people living with MS affected. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn different fatigue self-management strategies. Group sessions are highly interactive, focusing on refreshing your knowledge and sharing experiences. You will gain an understanding of MS related fatigue, and learn strategies to better manage fatigue in your life.  WORKSHOP Fatigue

Upcoming

No workshops currently scheduled, please check back again soon.

 

RECORDED MS WEBINARS

To view some of our past MS Webinars, please click on the relevant presentation below to view it in your web browser. Please note that due to the sensitivity of some topics, not all webinars will be recorded. 

*Please note that changes to Superannuation law means some of the information contained in this webinar is no longer current. 
 

HOW MS WEBINARS WORK

How it works

The webinars will be held using an online web conference system, Adobe Connect. You’ll register online for a webinar, be sent a confirmation and reminder email in the lead up to the webinar, and when the webinar day arrives, be asked to log on to enjoy the webinar from the comfort of your own home. Remember you'll need to register each time you want to listen in to a webinar, as the webinar logins are unique. 
 
During the webinar you’ll be able to ask questions of our facilitator, view the presentation and notes they are referring to and even go back to re-watch a webinar at a later stage when it suits you.
 
Protecting your privacy
 
To register for an MS webinar, you will need to provide a valid email address. Once you have completed the online registration process we will have a record of your email which will not be shared with any other party. If you wish to remain anonymous please set a ‘made up’ username e.g. “Bugs Bunny” along with your valid email address.
 
Want more information?

For more information on this online service please feel free to contact Tim O’Maley, MS Nurse Practitioner and Manager of Specialist Education and Community Resources on tim.omaley@msqld.org.au or phone 07 3840 0855.