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MS Awareness Week is back for 2024

Mark your calendars because MS Awareness Week is back! This year, it runs from 22 – 28 April, and we’re hoping it'll be bigger and better than ever before.

For the second year in a row, we’re teaming up with our friends at MS Together, the MS Trust, MS-UK, the Neuro Therapy Network (formerly MS National Therapy Centres), and Overcoming MS.

Together, we'll be launching MS Unfiltered, a sensitive and intimate campaign which will shine a light on the MS topics that can feel taboo or difficult to talk about. We’ll be creating a safe space for people to talk honestly and openly about everything from bladder control and sexual dysfunction, to navigating menopause and cultural stigma.

Throughout the week we’ll be sharing people’s unfiltered stories, as well as support and resources for anyone affected by these topics. We’ll also be sharing the results of a community survey which asks people all about MS symptoms which might be considered sensitive or embarrassing.

We want to hear from as many people living with MS as possible. So please do help us spread the word by sharing the survey — It's open until Sunday 17 March.

The theme was co-produced with a group of people from the MS community. Their input and ideas have truly been the driving force behind this campaign.

We hope MS Unfiltered will raise awareness about the huge range of symptoms and daily challenges that people with MS face. While at the same time reassuring people they aren't alone and encouraging them to seek support.

We’ll be sharing more updates with volunteers over the coming weeks. We're also creating a resource for our groups to use, which we'll share details about in the April newsletter. If you have any ideas about what might be useful to include in that, or any other thoughts or questions about MSAW, please contact [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.