Support services and information for people affected by neurological disorders/diseases and their family/whānau.
Dystonia Patient Network (NZDPN)
Be put in contact with other dystonia patients and receive a regular newsletter. Details regarding accessing several support groups in both the North Island and the South Island. Support in the form of information, advice about living with dystonia and networking opportunities.
Essential Tremor Support Group
Freephone 0508 873 667. Includes seminars, fundraising, surveys, research information, medical insights, ideas/hints from others with ET, their caregivers and physicians.
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Phone: (09) 624 2148. Support groups provide an opportunity for a person with MND and their family to make direct contact with others in similar circumstances. Also includes useful links, helpful equipment, transport, information for carers and health professionals and more.
Multiple Sclerosis Auckland
Freephone 0800 67 4636 (0800 MS INFO). Empowering those affected by MS through education, advocacy and support to ensure they enjoy fulfilling lives. Provides field worker services, support networks, library, exercise group, events and more.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of New Zealand
Freephone 0800 MS LINE (0800 675 463). Includes list of regional Multiple Sclerosis Society contacts. Provides on-going support, education and advocacy for people with MS and their support networks. Also aims to educate the general public, employers and health professionals about MS and actively funds key research into the condition.
Neurological Foundation of New Zealand Inc.
Freephone: 0508 BRAINS (0508 272 467). An independent body and charitable trust that raises funds to ensure NZ's top neuroscientists and clinicians can continue leading-edge research into neurological disorders. Provides information about disorders, tips on maintaining a healthy brain, news, events, resources and more.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Support Group
Phone (03) 548 6398. For people suffering from restless legs (ekboms) syndrome or PLMS (periodic limb movement during sleep).