Services we provide

Services we provide

Every person's journey with MS is different. At MSSANT, we take your individual circumstances into account, and tailor our advice and information to suit your needs.

MS Assist

MS Assist is a dedicated telephone information service that will provide people with MS, their families, carers, other professionals and the general public access to a wide range of information relating to community, private and government services that can assist you.

We recognise that not everyone has access to the internet and sometimes you might have a quick question or need a bit of advice as to where to go for a particular issue. Well, this is where our information service can help! If we can’t give you the information you need straight away, we will research it and get back to you within 24 hours. You do not need to be a Client of the Society to access this service – it is free and available to everyone.

MS Assist can help you with information such as:

  • Transport options in your area
  • Centrelink processes and forms
  • Local Council and State Government services in your area
  • MS Society services
  • Continence support services
  • Research updates
  • List of Neurologists in SA
  • And much, much more

Our free call MS Assist number is 1800 812 311.

Please Note: Calls to 1800 numbers from a landline are free, however some Mobile Phone Services may charge for these calls so check with your provider first.

The telephone information service will operate during business hours Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. Callers may leave a message outside these times and our operators will return their call on the next business day.

Email queries may also be directed to msassist@ms.asn.au



Peer Support

Join a peer support group and talk to others who understand

Our MS Peer Support groups in metropolitan and regional SA, and Darwin help to bring people with MS together to meet with others who are sharing similar experiences. Meeting at least once a month these groups come together to share their feelings and experiences, offer support and advice, and promote friendship and community spirit.

Most groups function independently from the MS Society, and are a great way to meet new people, socialise, and learn more about MS.

People with MS, and families and carers also have 24-hour access to peer support at their fingertips with our private Facebook groups.

See the Peer Support Calendar below for details of groups meeting in your area. To update your Peer Support group details, please contact MS Assist.


Group

Contact

Phone number

Adelaide Hills – Mount Barker

David

0410 451 301

Barossa

Penny

0488 952 211

City based for workers

Jess

0403 155 696

Clovelly Park

Christine Sutherland

0408 808 284

Darwin

Sarah

0439 885 604

Fleurieu: Strathalbyn/Goolwa

Jill Masters

0428 843 327

Fleurieu: Victor Harbor/Encounter Bay

Ros Mahoney

0458 541 774

Gawler

Helen Hoppmann

0403 295 348

Gawler evening group

Helen

0403 295 348

Henley Beach Tennis Group

Francy Pappas

0432 333 511

Kapunda

MS Assist

1800 812 311

Kensington (Overcoming MS Group)

Pam Schartner

0412 190 609

Modbury/Gilles Plains

Peter Szabo

0418 206 163

Morphett Vale (Craft Group)

Karen Brown

0458 445 503

Mount Gambier

MS Assist

1800 812 311

Naracoorte (South East Support Group)

Kay Cavill

0407 615 118

Noarlunga

Jude Brown

(08) 8322 5441

Port Pirie

Anne

0448 321 610

Riverland

Crystal

0418 690 013

Salisbury (Hard Yakkas)

MS Assist

1800 812 311

Tailem Bend

Sue Griffiths

(08) 8572 3914

Under 35s (and a bit older)

Brooke Greenham

0421 191 603

Western Suburbs

Enza

0433 972 312

Facebook Support Group - MySociety

This is a private and safe place for people living with multiple sclerosis in SA and NT to chat, seek advice and share stories. To protect the privacy of members, this Facebook group is not open to the public, and therefore all new members must request access from MS Assist to join.



Facebook Support Group - MySociety - Family and Friends

This is a private place for family, friends and carers of people living with MS to chat, share information and connect with others who are supporting someone with MS. This group is administered by the MS Society SA/NT and all are welcome to join. Simply search My Society – Family and Friends on Facebook and click ‘request to join', or request membership here.



Services we provide