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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.

 
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

Living Well with MS

This program is best suited to those in the early years of living with MS. In a supportive group environment you will gain strategies to assist you to:

  • comes to terms with the realities of life following a MS diagnosis
  • adjust to the uncertainly of the disease
  • manage stress and be proactive in problem solving
  • build your support for the future.
PROGRAM LivingWellwithMS

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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
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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
 

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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

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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
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Employment and MS

This session aims to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about employment when living with MS. It best suits those currently employed, seeking employment or recently left their place of employment due to MS related issues.

WORKSHOP Employment

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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 

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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

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New to MS and MS Queensland

This MS information session is for people who are new to MS or the services of MS Queensland and their families, friends or carers. You will get an overview of MS, current therapies and treatments and living with MS as well as an introduction to our staff and services.  WORKSHOP New to MS

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READY Resilience

READY (Resilience for Adults Every Day) is a group-based program developed by the University of Queensland. READY aims to help you build skills in resilience, that is, managing the challenges of everyday life and living with MS. Participants in previous courses have experienced reductions in stress and improvements in their ability to cope with difficult situations and difficult emotions.  PROGRAM Ready

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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.