Supporting People with MS

Supporting people affected by MS to lead independent, active and fulfilling lives

The Wellington Society is a not-for-profit organisation, devoted to supporting People affected by MS  (PwMS) in The Wellington Region to Lead Independent, Active and Fulfilling Lives. We are one of 18 regional societies throughout New Zealand, looking after the needs of Persons with Multiple Sclerosis and other allied neurological diseases.
Registered Charity No: CC10482

MS Stats

1500
NZers with MS
250
People with MS In Wellington Region
25
Average NZ Age with MS
3
Women are 3 times more likely to get MS than men

Your Health and Our Services during Covid-19

Your health is our top priority and we want to keep you and our team as safe as possible at any time and especially throughout Covid.

Our Community Advisory Service continues to be available for people with MS throughout Covid.

At alert levels 2, 3 and 4 it becomes a ‘virtual service’ so that you can have contact with your Community Advisor by phone, email or video conferencing. Face to face support groups do not take place under levels 2, 3 and 4.

At alert level 1 it is largely business as usual. Community Advisors can visit and face to face support groups are back up and running.

During alert level 1 we still encourage all those sensible hygiene factors such as handwashing and sanitising, use of the Covid-19 tracker or manual logging systems. Before visiting or meeting your Community Advisor will ask you if you have been unwell or are experiencing any symptoms. Community Advisors will use hand sanitiser before and after visiting and will keep a sensible physical distance.

If you are unwell, experiencing fever and/or respiratory symptoms please stay home, contact your GP or Healthline on 0800 358 5453. If you test positive for Covid 19 please be in touch with the MS Nurse, Imogen Milner on 04 8060340.

If you are unsure whether you are immune-compromised due to your medication, you can refer to the MSNZ advice HERE

For up to date status on NZ and regional alert levels check here https://covid19.govt.nz/

Latest News

2020 Annual General Meeting – Report

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our annual Wellington Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 56th AGM at the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to come together and provide an update on our work, the needs and challenges that our organisation has faced throughout the previous year, and how we

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56th Annual General Meeting

This year’s AGM will be held on Saturday, 10th October 2020, at Upper Hutt Cossie Club, Logan Street, Upper Hutt at 11am. This year, Anne La Flamme, who all of you will know as a great supporter of MS Wellington and a treasure-trove of information about MS will give a short talk about current research

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Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Our Autumn 2020 newsletter is now available to view/download. It can be found under the newsletters section or by clicking here, MS Wellington Newsletters

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