Newly Diagnosed Video Series

In usual times, MS Ireland’s network of Regional Community Workers would arrange a programme locally for those who have recently received a diagnosis of MS. This programme normally aims to give people newly diagnosed with MS information and tools to help them navigate their new diagnosis.

While physical events were not possible for the majority of 2020, we recognise that this programme is still essential for those newly diagnosed with MS. In November 2020, the North Dublin and Fingal Region arranged a virtual Newly Diagnosed Programme which was facilitated on Zoom.

Accepting a diagnosis of MS

Accepting a diagnosis of MS can be difficult. In this video, Mark Mulrooney, Clinical Neuropsychologist discusses coming to terms with a diagnosis of MS.  Mark has a keen interest in the practical and everyday psychological experience of living with a neurological condition.

Exercise and MS

Exercise plays an important role in maintaining health. In this video, Maria Keogh - Chartered Physiotherapist discusses Exercise for people living with MS. 

Dr Maria Kehoe, as a practicing Physiotherapist in 2008 was involved in the setting up of MS Ireland’s Physiotherapy programme, called Getting The Balance Right. Since then she has obtained her PhD, becoming Dr Kehoe, and is still very supportive in a practical way to people who have MS. Currently, she can be described as a Physiotherapist and  Postdoctoral Researcher.    

Managing Stress

Stress is something that many people experience, in varying levels. Having the tools to manage stress is important. In this video, Wellness Coach and Mindfulness teacher Dee Hennessey explores some of the actions you can take to help manage stress.