My how this week has flown!
I’ve been on the road again having spent half this week in Sydney where I met with National Service Leadership Group (NSLG), which is made of the Service Managers from each MS organisation/region. Meeting this group has been so informative for me, understanding more about the ways these organisations are supporting people with MS every day. How fortunate the MS Community is to have such wonderful and committed groups of people working to improve service and care delivery across the societies.
You can find out more about your state organisation from their website:
- MS Australia – ACT/NSW/VIC
- MS Queensland
- Multiple Sclerosis Society of SA & NT
- MS Society of Tasmania
- The Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA
While it is acknowledged and respected that each state is different, the overwhelming thing that continually impresses me is that everyone I meet is so committed to the people they work with, represent, care for and advocate on behalf of, and not least of all is the NSLG! I enjoyed the robust and energetic dialogue we engaged in over the two days and look forward to continued conversations with this group who have a such a “hands on” relationships with clients of their organisations.
While each organisation differs slightly in the services they provide people living with MS, their families and carers. The themes of these services that continues to evolve may include peer support, education and outreach, employment services, respite and accommodation. While the services may differ, every organisation is motivated by the same goal: Supporting people with MS to live well while working towards better treatments and a cure for MS.
I also wanted to share this image from a client from MS Society of SA & NT. Chris was diagnosed with MS in 2001 and showed his appreciation through the #ilovebeCAUSE campaign run by Everyday Hero in the lead up to Valentine’s Day.
It is so encouraging to hear feedback like this and know that the MS organisations are making a real difference to lives of people with MS.
Has someone recently shown their appreciation for something you have done? How did it make you feel?