ACT MySelf – an emotional wellbeing tool for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Living with a long-term condition like MS can be challenging. You and your loved ones may experience all sorts of powerful emotions and these may change day-to-day. There may be times when you feel fine and others when you feel overwhelmed by your emotions. It is important is to understand your emotions, and find ways to live with them, so that they don’t limit the way you live your life.

ACT MySelf is a digital self-help tool to help support your emotional wellbeing and to help you navigate the emotional ups and downs. It is for anyone whose life is affect by MS, including people living with MS and those that love and care for them.

ACT MySelf was developed in collaboration with people living with MS, MS Nurses, the MS Trust and an MS Clinical Psychologist. It offers quick and easy practical exercises, inspired by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): a well-established psychological therapy that uses mindfulness techniques, which has been found to be helpful for people living with MS.1,2

  • Soothing mindfulness videos and audio clips

  • Interactive activities to help prioritise what's most important to you

  • Tailored ACT Plan to help you navigate the emotional side of MS in your day-to-day life.

Using ACT MySelf won't take your emotions away, but it could be a helping hand for the times when you feel they are starting to take over.

For more information and to use this self-help tool visit ACT MySelf.

References

1. MS Trust. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Available from: https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-act (Last accessed: July 2021).

2. Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. ACT for the Public. Available from: https://contextualscience.org/act_for_the_public (Last accessed: July 2021).

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