Support & Self-Help Groups - Ontario & Nunavut Division
- Relevant Offices: Chatham-Kent Windsor-Essex Chapter, Cornwall & District Chapter, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Chapter, Kapuskasing UnitNipissing, Parry Sound & Temiskaming ChapterOxford County ChapterPeterborough, Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton ChapterPrince Edward County UnitSouthwest chapterSudbury-Manitoulin ChapterTimmins Chapter
- Contact Info: Client Services Coordinator, 1‑800‑268‑7582
Information and Support
The MS Society provides people living with MS and their families and friends with reliable, factual information about multiple sclerosis. The MS Society provides a safe place to share questions or concerns and also helps identify options or solutions through referrals to community and/or government resources. Please note that we do not offer therapeutic counselling services. Your health care provider may refer you to a certified professional for this service.
MS Navigators are available to provide information and support at 1-844-859-6789 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Support and self-help groups are an informal way to link people affected by MS. These programs all have the same goal: to give and receive emotional support and share practical ideas in dealing with the daily challenges that MS presents.
Groups are based on the idea that no one knows more about a problem than those living with it. Each person is an expert, having learned from his/her own experiences. In a support or self-help group, individuals share not only their challenges but also their successes.
Sharing and talking with others who have had either the same or similar experiences, helps people discover they are not alone and that there are others who understand what they are going through. Support and self-help programs offer problem solving strategies as well as realistic support, encouragement and hope.
For more information about groups please call 1-800-268-7582 3 or email email@example.com