We’ve been (virtually) supporting our members through the pandemic
Since the lockdown started, we have made lots of changes to the services that we provide to people affected by multiple sclerosis. Our support has gone from face-to-face to virtual and both our staff and members have all had to embrace digital technology. Being isolated and away from regular treatment and contact with others has been tough for all of our members, and so we increased our mental health support and have provided ideas and activities to keep people occupied and positive, whilst also helping them to remain active each day.
We’ve produced a short video to share with you just some of the ways in which we are supporting our members during self-isolation. Just some of the ways include:
- Telephone and video call physio and OT support
- Online group physio sessions
- Online exercise and yoga classes
- Online social activities
- Printed activity packs
- Facebook groups to help people connect with each other
- A buddy system for regular peer to peer calls
- Physio Tips
- Staying sane tips
- Diet and nutrition advice
- Telephone counselling
- Online new patient assessments
Our members have really appreciated what we are doing for them too.
I am thrilled with what the Centre are doing – regular phone calls, exercise classes, Buddys calls, quiz pack in the post – it’s amazing what the staff are doing while working under very difficult circumstances.
Firstly thanks for doing these exercise class they are brilliant I’ve loved doing them & it’s really helping with my back.
Thank you to everyone at the Centre for all their help, Facebook updates, emails; without you guys I’m sure more people would be isolated & lonely.
You can help us to continue keeping our members positive and active by making a donation.