Supporting you and loved ones with a new MS diagnosis

If you have recently received a multiple sclerosis diagnosis it is normal to feel a wide range of emotions. The many myths and misunderstandings about MS don’t help. It can feel overwhelming but if you think your MS diagnosis will prevent you from having a meaningful future, that is not true. You can live a full life with multiple sclerosis and MS Auckland is here to help you do just that.

You and those close to you will likely have many questions about MS: How it may affect your life now and in the future; How it can be treated; And how you can get the support you need right now. We’re here to help you with these questions – and more.

What you need to know

Although MS is a lifelong condition, it is not a terminal one
Not everyone will acquire a disability
There are effective treatments and strategies to keep your brain and spine healthy
You’re not alone. We’re here to help you from diagnosis onwards
You can make positive lifestyle choices to keep your brain and body as healthy as possible
You can play a key role in making decisions about your treatment and support needs, and take control of your own health and wellbeing
By treating and managing your symptoms and practicing self care, you can still actively participate in your community and workplace

Newly Diagnosed Programme

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is a massive shock and is often overwhelming. Our information and support programme for the first two years following diagnosis puts the person with MS in the driver’s seat for the journey.    This includes full assessment and support of possible impact on aspects of day-to-day life, including family, work and leisure; achievable lifestyle changes; referrals to appropriate services; clinical and lifestyle information; and connections with others living full lives with MS.

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with MS, or are under investigation for MS, complete our self-referral form and we’ll be in touch shortly.

Looking for reliable information to help navigate through your diagnosis?

Exercise and Activity with MS – Michelle Liddicut

Using Mindfulness and Meditation for MS – Jessica Mills

The Role of Nutrition and MS – Kaytee Boyd


MS and its Treatments – Dr Jennifer Pereira

Wellness Overview with MS Nurses – Fiona d’Young and Nazila Samadi

Our MS Journey – Peer Support Stories



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