Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week is held every April/May and supports the conversation around symptoms, diagnosis and living with MS through real-life case studies and scientific research.
Over the last few years, Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week has discussed the effects of the condition on everyday life stresses such as employment, relationships and sex, mental health and parenting.
The aim of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week is to not only raise awareness of the condition but to bring together those either with MS or people supporting those with MS in order to share their stories and break the silence around it.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week Facts!
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) currently affects around 130,000 people in the UK, and over 2.3 million worldwide
- The number of people living with MS in the UK is rising by 2.4% a year
- 130 people are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the UK each week
- The average annual cost for someone living with MS in the UK is between £11,400 and £36,500 thanks to increased care costs and equipment
Find an inspirational Multiple Sclerosis Week Speaker
At Great British Speakers, we work alongside some of the country’s most inspirational and motivational disability speakers. They all have personal and/or professional reasons as to why they believe disability is an important topic to discuss with the workplace and healthcare settings.
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week Speaker – Dave Walsh
Being a hands-on father to three young children and an aspiring strongman, Dave Walsh’s life was turned upside down overnight. He went from climbing mountains in the British Army to being unable to climb the stairs after a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Although his ‘new normal’ is a far cry from his former life, and the journey to get there has been fraught with mental health issues, Dave is now a popular disability speaker and was named the World’s Strongest Disabled Man 2022 and retained it and Britain’s Strongest Disabled man in 2023.