An MS Diagnosis can be overwhelming

If you have recently received a multiple sclerosis diagnosis it is normal to feel a wide range of emotions. There are many myths and misunderstandings about MS that don’t help. 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; 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

MS Auckland can provide you and your family with information, advice, resources and support and connect you with the appropriate care to live your life as fully as possible.

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, you can still actively participate in your community and workplace

Our Newly Diagnosed Programme

MS Auckland regularly runs a free programme especially for everyone who is newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. We support you for the first two years following diagnosis so you have what you need to be 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.

We hold an Information Day for people Newly Diagnosed with MS (and partners or support people) annually, which participants find incredibly positive and empowering.

See our Newly Diagnosed Guides

We have an array of topics relevant to newly diagnosed.