For those who feel they need emotional or psychological support MND Scotland offers a professional counselling service to people with Motor Neurone Disease, to those involved in their care, and to their family and friends. There is no charge for this service.

Coping

We all cope differently and you may feel all sorts of disturbing emotions since the diagnosis of MND was received. Or you may be aware that you are not your usual self. Stress reactions may come later, in fact at any stage. 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
  • increase your alcohol consumption

Talking to Others

You might be apprehensive about talking to others about how you feel:

  • Will they understand?
  • Are you afraid you’ll be a burden?
  • Do you feel confused or frightened?

Counselling can offer a private and confidential space to express your feelings.

The service is lead by an experienced counsellor who provides a telephone and face-to-face service from our head office. There are also specialist trained volunteer counsellors throughout Scotland and the service will be offered at a time suitable for, and agreed by, you.

Find out more on 0141 945 1077

If you need help urgently you can call the Samariatans on 08457 90 90 90

For Further Information please contact:

Lynnette Scott
MND Scotland
76 Firhill Road
Glasgow
G20 7BA

Tel. 0141 945 1077
Fax: 0141 945 2578

Email: lynnette [dot] scott [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk