Shift.ms, the social network for people with MS, has launched an online tool to help people with MS ‘be kind to their mind’.


https://shift.ms/

MS Forum & Social Network

Increasing understanding

Led by Rona Moss-Morris, Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine at King’s College London, the tool intends to help people with MS recognise negative feelings early on and learn to understand what is fuelling them. Users will learn how to reframe ‘unhelpful thoughts,’ do small activities to boost mood and have the opportunity to talk through similar thoughts with other people with MS.

Influenced by our work

The development of ‘Thought Sort’ was influenced by our Supportive Adjustment for Multiple Sclerosis (saMS) manual – a guide designed to help people adjust to the challenges of living with MS through CBT.

Imogen Scott Plummer, our Head of Care and Services Research, said: “The saMS manual has proven to be an effective way of offering invaluable support for people adjusting to MS in the first ten years following diagnosis.

“The resource helps people adapt to living with MS, manage stress and social relationships and guides people to set goals, problem solve and prepare for the future.