Counselling

MND Scotland offers a counselling service to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Receiving a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), or having a loved one receive a diagnosis can be extremely overwhelming. Talking to someone outside of your own family or circle of friends can sometimes help you cope with the different emotions that can come with a diagnosis.

We all cope differently and you may feel all sorts of emotions, or you may be aware that you are not your usual self. You might:

  • frequently feel tearful
  • find it difficult to be around others
  • be more short tempered than usual
  • have trouble sleeping
  • experience painful thoughts
  • find yourself over or under eating

Talking to someone outside of your own family or circle of friends can help you cope with these emotions.

If you would like to find out more about this service please contact us or your MND Clinical Specialist.

If you need help urgently you can call the Samaritans on 116 123.

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“Counselling really helped me to come to terms with my husband’s diagnosis. It was an outlet to share my fears and anxieties with someone outside my own family, and help me deal with these head on.”

Vivian Laycock, whose husband, Michael Laycock, has MND

Vivian Laycock, whose husband, Michael Laycock, has MND

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