Embracing Carers Emd Hero 2

Embracing Carers

MS is a "we" disease, not a "me" disease. 

It affects not just the person with MS, but also their family, friends, and others who support and care for them. 

The role of a support partner in the life of someone with MS is pivotal. Together, we can embrace and uplift these caring individuals! This resource center is here to help support partners with their unique needs and challenges.

On this page:

3-Week Coaching Series: Supporting the Support Partner

We invite all support partners to join us for a live virtual 3-Week Coaching Series, led by psychologist Roz Kalb. We will discuss strategies for managing your health and well-being, communicating about tough issues, and maintaining a balanced and satisfying partnership in the face of MS challenges. By registering for this series, you agree to attend all three sessions as they are intended to build upon each other.

Program Schedule:
Time: 6-7pm ET

  • Thursday, October 28  
  • Thursday, November 4  
  • Thursday, November 11 

Prior to the start of the program, we encourage you to view the Wellness Video Series below. We will discuss the videos throughout these live interactive sessions


Focusing on Your Wellness as a Support Partner

Have you ever been on a flight and heard the phrase, "Put on your own oxygen mask before helping others"?

The short videos below offer advice for you to "put on your own oxygen mask"—that is, focus on your own health and wellbeing. 

Embracing Carers is an initiative led by EMD Serono, in collaboration with leading caregiver organizations around the world, to increase awareness and action about the often-overlooked needs of caregivers.