A diagnosis of MND is a daunting prospect and can feel overwhelming. You, your family and everyone close to you will need time to adjust.

We understand and many of our volunteers have been where you are now. So we are here to assist you at every step, should you want us to.

Much can be done to manage symptoms, to enable you to maintain independence for as long as possible and to help you deal with the emotional impact of MND.

A wide range of health and social care professionals are likely to be involved with you and your family, which is often referred to as a multi-disciplinary team (MDT). MDT expert care, combined with treatments or therapies, may help you to maintain the best possible quality of life, for as long as possible, when living with the condition.

The MDT are the medical experts, and the Branch can be here to guide you through the specifics of care in the local area (as services vary by county) and provide emotional support, as you need us to.

If you or someone close to you has been newly diagnosed with MND and would like more information about what to do next the main MND Association website can be helpful.