Finding ways to cope following the diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease can be incredibly difficult. It has a huge impact on the entire family and is a heavy weight to bare. Everyone processes the news differently and not everyone wants to talk about it.
But for those who do, it can be very useful to speak to a counsellor. The IMNDA provides funding for counselling sessions for registered clients and one of their family members. The IMNDA also offer a grant for Bereavement Counselling for two family members or caregivers of an IMNDA client.
“People don’t realise until it happens to them that it’s the whole family that gets the diagnosis, not just the person. We all had to learn to cope and adapt to our new normal. It was very stressful but having access to a counsellor, thanks to IMNDA funding, really helped.”
The IMNDA provides funding towards research on an annual basis. We fund scientific and medical research of the highest quality specific to MND. This research is conducted by Professor Orla Hardiman and her team in Trinity College. More information can be found here: www.mnd.ie
The IMNDA operates a Freephone Helpline number - 1800 403 403 and this number is in operation Monday to Thursday from 9am – 5pm and Friday from 9am - 4pm.
We also host a range of information booklets that can be found on our website - www.imnda.ie .