Jack Osbourne describes MS diagnosis as his “scariest moment” and tells us more about Multiple Sclerosis

Jack Osbourne describes MS diagnosis as his "scariest moment"
Jack Osbourne describes MS diagnosis as his “scariest moment”

Jack Osbourne talking in the video about his own diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. He also introduces us to the work of the MS Society and talks to people with MS.

Check it out below!

People with Multiple Sclerosis face ‘disturbing’ levels of workplace mistreatment says recent research! Was this true for you? Take our poll!

Types of multiple sclerosis
Types of multiple sclerosis
According to the UK’s MS Society “24% of people with MS say their employer has treated them badly as a result of their condition, and a fifth say their colleagues have.” This is according to their latest survey findings, which investigated discrimination at work for PwMS.

And “Of the people who say they have faced mistreatment from their employer, 91% say their employers knew they had Multiple Sclerosis. And 85% who faced mistreatment from their work colleagues say their colleagues were aware of their MS.

In the survey, people shared many distressing experiences of mistreatment. These included facing offensive and humiliating comments, feeling bullied and being accused of looking too well to have an illness or disability.

People also say they have lost out on promotions, been forced out of work unfairly and had requests for reasonable working adjustments denied.”

Michelle Mitchell, the Chief Executive of the MS Society shared “Our survey clearly shows the need for a shift in attitudes to better support people with long-term conditions and disabilities to stay in work. It’s disturbing to hear so many accounts of people being bullied and mistreated at work because of their condition, especially as people with MS are protected against discrimination under equality law.

“We know that some people with MS absolutely won’t be able to work because of their condition, but for those who can, simple adjustments and supportive employers can make a huge difference. We want to see more positive workplace cultures that value the important contributions that people with MS can make.”

So what about you?

Have you suffered from discrimination in the workplace because of your multiple sclerosis? Why not take our poll below.

Wiltshire Police Officer is running to raise money for the MS Society – please like and share to show your support for her.

Lisette HARVEY
Lisette HARVEY
Lisette Harvey, an officer with Wiltshire Police, has started a series of runs to raise money to raise money for the UK’s MS Society.

She says ” I have been touched by the devastating effects of MS after losing my brother-in-law, Daren Davies, aged 39.

I have decided to start this challenge to support those suffering from this disease and to contribute to the fundraising for medical advancements to find a cure.

I commit to spending the next 14 months challenging myself by way of running, walking and other activities that push me out of my comfort zone.

Please support in any way you can to fight this life changing illness that impacts on all involved with MS.

Thank you!!”

Ms Harvey has set up a Just Giving Page here. Please do give generously to this important cause!