Educational Events 2018

Educational Events 2018

Educational Events 2018

The MS Society of SA & NT provide a series of education programs focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping you up to date with latest information and research. The 2018 program details are updated regularly, please check back often.

Family and friends are also welcome to attend our education seminars.

Registration is essential. Confirmation letters are provided 1-2 weeks before each seminar or workshop. If you do not receive a confirmation for a session you plan to attend, please notify MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or email The dates, times and venues are current however details may need to be changed. Please ensure you check details when registering.

Seminar for the Newly Diagnosed

Please join us for an informative and practical information session to guide your first steps with multiple sclerosis.

When: Thursday 15 February, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Adelaide Theosophical Society, 310 South Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer
RSVP by: Monday 5 February

The program features:

  • The presentation, “Overview of MS”, which includes information about the latest in MS research and treatments and a Q&A session with Neurologist Dr Mark Slee
  • A brief presentation of the services the MS Society provides and other supports available.

There will also be time to meet with MSSANT staff and others living with MS over a light supper.

This session is for people who have been diagnosed with MS in the last 12 months, and their family/carers.

Booking are essential, contact MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or

Come 'N' Try

The MS Society has been fortunate to receive funding from Grants SA to provide some special experiences for our members. Costs to participate are subsidised by the grant.

Come 'n' Try Art

Please join us for two fun and educational drawing workshops, to get your creative juices flowing.

When: Wednesday 14 & 21 February, 10am - 12pm
Where: The Mill Art Studio, 154 Angas Street, Adelaide
Cost: Free to people with MS
RSVP by: Thursday 1 February

Classes will be led by accomplished practicing artist and Life Drawing Teacher Kirsty Martinsen.

Kirsty is a painter with a Bachelors Degree in Visual Art from UniSA. She also has a Diploma of Painting and Drawing from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, where she studied on a scholarship from Arts SA (2000-2003).

Kirsty's art revolves around the human form.

Week 1 - ‘Pencil to Charcoal’
Week 2 - ‘Ink to Pastel’

There will be a limit of 10 people in each class and ideally you will be able to attend both. Bookings are taken on a 'first come' basis. Contact MS Assist to secure your spot on 1800 812 311 or

NDIS Workshop

From 1st April 2018 the National Disability Insurance Scheme commences in Western and Eastern Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills.You are invited to come along to hear information, ask your questions and start to plan your support needs.

Thebarton Workshop:
When: Wednesday 14 March, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Where: Thebarton Community Centre, cnr Ashwin Parade & South Road, Torrensville
Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer
RSVP by: Monday 5 March

A light supper will be provided

Glenunga Workshop:
Thursday 22 March, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Glenunga Hub, 70 Conyngham Street, Glenunga
Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer
RSVP by: Monday 12 March

Morning tea will be provided

These workshops help tackle the important questions.

What does NDIS mean for you?
How do you register and prepare for your planning meeting so that you get the support you need to live an 'ordinary' life?
How do you find the right providers?
What services will the MS Society provide?
How do you manage your NDIS funds?

Please book to attend via MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or

Continence Workshops

Please join us for our upcoming Continence Confidence workshops taking place across the state. Learn and develop strategies to manage continence when undertaking daily activities - at home, at work/study, for travel and in the community.

Payneham Workshop:
When: Wednesday 21 March, 10am - 12pm
Where: Payneham Library & Community Facility, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer
RSVP by: Monday 12 March

Mt Gambier Workshop:
When: Wednesday 16 May, 11am - 1pm
Where: Lakes Resort Conference Room, 17 Lake Terrace West, Mt Gambier
Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer
RSVP by: Monday 7 May

The workshop will discuss the impact of continence issues, the various ways to manage/reduce this impact and how to access the resources/help needed. Management options discussed will include medication, lifestyle/exercise, surgical, products/equipment and funding.

Staff presenting will include a Continence Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and staff with expert knowledge of NDIS and workplace funding. There will also be product displays, handouts and Q&A time.

Bookings are essential. Contact MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or

MS Mindfulness Courses

Please join us for our upcoming MS Mindfulness sessions to learn the ongoing benefits of mindfulness when managing modern living and chronic health conditions.

When: Thursday 17, 24 & 31 May, and 7 June, 4:15 - 6:15pm
Where: Blackwood Community Centre, 4 Young Street, Blackwood
Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer
RSVP by: Monday 7 May

OR Alternate Cumberland Park location
Saturday 26 May, 10am - 4pm
Where: Cumberland Park Community Centre, 388 - 390 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park

Community Development Grants from the Mitcham Council will allow MS Mindfulness courses to be offered either as a Saturday workshop or over a 4 week period, at times we hope fit in with your everyday activities.

Mindfulness brings a kind and gentle attitude toward oneself and others. These workshops aim to help people manage stress, anxiety and pain; to reduce the impact of MS symptoms/disability; and to improve relationships with others.

Bookings are essential. Contact MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or

World MS Day 2018

Wednesday 30th May is World MS Day. A daytime forum of information and socialising is being planned. Please keep a watch out for more details.

Looking to get more involved in the MS Society?

We have a number of events, information sessions and activities in the works; all that is missing is you! If you think you would be interested in a gardening group, a tai chi class or a singing group, please contact Mary-Anne Edge at to express your interest and find out more.