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Knowledge is Power

This is a free at-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis with the last 12 months, their families and support network.

Knowledge is Power was first developed in the USA.  It has been written by highly regarded professionals who know about MS and the effect it can have on your life and the lives of those around you.

The programme has been reviewed and adapted by MS Australia and used there.  MSSNZ has recently reviewed it for the New Zealand context and it is now available here.

Being newly diagnosed with a condition like MS can be difficult and stressful time for all those affected.  You, your family, friends and colleagues may know very little about the disease, or may know enought to be overwhelmed and frightened by this new development in your life.  There is a lot of information to take in.

Knowledge is Power makes it easy for you to learn about MS and how it can affect your life and the lives of those around you.  We have divided the information into 10 easy-to-read parts.

The series provides up-to-date facts about many aspects of MS and is designed to give you information about how to deal with one of the greatest challenges that MS presents-the unpredictability and uncertainty of what might happen i the future.

Knowledge is Power will be distributed by your regional society.

What multiple sclerosis is

  • Dealing with your disgnosis
  • Disclosing your diagnosis
  • Managing your MS
  • Disease modifying drugs for MS
  • Working with your doctor
  • The impact of MS on your family
  • Maximising your employment options
  • Building and maintaining intimate
  • Parenting issues for people with MS


How do I sign up for Knowledge is Power?

Download pdf form for Knowledge is Power.

Contact your Regional Society

Or email us with KIP registration in the subject line to: info@msnz.org.nz.

Please state the following in your email:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Postal Address
  • Postcode
  • Email
  • Telephone
  • Fax
  • Mobile


Also state as appropriate:

  • I was diagnosed with MS.......months/yrs ago
  • My parnter/family member has MS
  • I am a caregiver for a person with MS
  • I am a doctor/health professional
  • Other.........