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.


Region

When

Contact

Adelaide Hills – Mount Barker

3rd Monday each month, 6:30 pm

Auchendarroch Tavern, Mount Barker

David

0410 451 301

Barossa

3rd Thursday each month, 11:00 am

Tanunda/Nuriootpa

Penny

0488 952 211

City based for workers

2nd weekend of each month (alternating Friday night/Saturday brunch)

Various city locations

Jess

0403 155 696

Clovelly Park

4th Friday each month, 12:00 pm

Tonsley Hotel

Christine Sutherland

(08) 8276 3779

Darwin

Various dates and venues

Sarah

0439 885 604

Fleurieu

Random Tuesdays, 12:30 pm

Rotation of various Fleurieu eateries

Jill

0428 843 327

Gawler

2nd Monday each month, 10:00 am

Gawler Women's Health Centre

Helen Hoppmann

0403 295 348

Gawler evening group

Vaious dates and venues

Helen

0403 295 348

Hard Yakkas (Salisbury)

Last Thursday each month, 12:00 pm

Sabine's Cafe & Bakehouse, Parabanks Shopping Centre

Tallia Coulter

0403 766 157

Kapunda

2nd Thursday each month, 6:30 pm

Various venues

Pauline

0427 010 754

Kensington (Overcoming MS Group)

3rd Monday each month, 6:30 pm

Various venues in Norwood area

Pam Schartner

(08) 8331 9360

Modbury

Last Tuesday each month, 10:00 am

Independent Living Centre, Gilles Plains

Gary Griffiths

(08) 8263 7760

Mount Gambier

1st Friday each month, 12:00 pm

The Western Tavern, Mount Gambier

Gwenda

8723 0098 / 0448 768 504

Noarlunga

1st & 3rd Thursday each month, 12:30 pm

Various lunch venues

Jude Brown

(08) 8322 5441

Port Pirie

3rd Wednesday each month, 12:00 pm

Port Football Club, Port Pirie

Anne

0448 321 610

Riverland

1st Tuesday each month, 10:00 am

The Big River Golf Club, Berri, and other venues

Crystal

0418 690 013

South East Support Group

3rd Thursday each month, 10:30 am

The Avenue Inn, Naracoorte

Kay Cavill

0407 615 118

Strathalbyn Coffee Group

2nd Wednesday each month, 11:00 am

Victoria Hotel, Strathalbyn

Samantha

0410 582 269

Tailem Bend

Wednesdays, mid-monthly

Various venues

Sue Griffiths

(08) 8572 3914

Under 35s (and a bit older)

2nd Monday each month, 6:30 pm

Various venues north of the city

Mary-Anne

(08) 7002 6500

Western Suburbs

Last Tuesday each month, 10:00 am

La Vita Ristorante and Café, Kidman Park

Enza

0433 972 312

MS Tai Chi class

The class will be for 1 hour, followed by a cuppa and a biscuit. Tai chi helps with mobility, flexibility, balance and relaxation, and it is something the whole family can enjoy. Please come along and feel very welcome to bring a friend or family with you.

When: Fridays during school terms
When: 9.00am for a 9.15am start
Where: Salisbury East Community Centre, 28 Smith Road, Salisbury East.

To book your spot, contact MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or msassist@ms.asn.au.



Overcoming MS Peer Support Group

If you are in the Overcoming MS (OMS) program, or would like to learn more about it, you are invited to join a Peer Support Group with a special interest in OMS. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 pm at Pembroke College. Please contact group leader Pam Schartner on (08) 8331 9360 or email pschartn@iinet.net.au

We are also seeking interest in:

  • Support groups in Whyalla
  • A group in the western suburbs of Adelaide
  • Support groups for family and friends of those with MS. NB: there is now an online group called MySociety - Family and Friends

Please contact Mary-Anne Edge on 1800 812 311 or email medge@ms.asn.au if you would like to join one of these groups.



Facebook Online Support Group - MySociety

This is an online Facebook group for people living with MS in SA & NT. This is a private place to chat, only people in the group will be able to read posts. It is a closed forum, only accessible to members from South Australia and the Northern Territory. To protect the confidentiality of MySociety members, the group has been set up as a private group.

To express interest in joining this Facebook group, please email msassist@ms.asn.au



Facebook Support Group - MySociety - Family and Friends

A Facebook group for family, friends and carers of people living with MS. This is a private place to chat, share information and connect with others who are supporting someone with MS. IT has been created, and is administered by the MS Society of SA & NT. As it is set up as a private group, only people in the group will be able to read posts.

Request membership here.



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