What is MND?

Motor neurone disease (MND) affects the nerves known as motor neurones. These nerves tell your muscles what to do and are found in the brain and spinal cord.

Early signs of MND

Read more about the possible early signs of MND. If you are worried that you or someone close to you has MND, we're here to help.

Benefits, financial support and cost of living

We know that living with MND can affect your finances. Find out more about a range of benefits or other types of financial support we can provide.

Support for you

We’re here to help everyone living with and affected by MND access the help and support you need. Whether you want to speak to us over the phone, connect with others affected by MND or find local support, find out about the different ways we can help you below. 

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We fund research, improve care and provide support for people with MND, their families and carers

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grants in our research portfolio with a total value of almost £21m

5,745

calls were answered by our helpline MND Connect in 2023

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support grants worth over £2.3m were distributed to people living with MND

Read the latest news from across the Association

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‘Heartfelt thank you’ to rugby fans for £8.2million fundraising effort

29 February 2024
‘Heartfelt thank you’ to rugby fans for £8.2million fundraising effort
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MND charities update on MIROCALS data

27 February 2024
We have today written a joint letter with MND Scotland and My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to regulators to alert them to the imminent publication of data from the MIROCALS trial
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Announcing the MND Association’s 35th International Symposium and MND EnCouRage 2024 for early career researchers

27 February 2024
Following the success of the 34th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Basel, Switzerland, planning is well underway for the 35th Symposium, this year to be held in Montreal from 6-8 December.

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Make a one-off donation or sign up to be a Cure Finder to help fund research, improve care and provide support for people living with and affected by MND.

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Whether you take part in an event or fundraise your own way, every penny you raise will make a difference to people with MND and their families.

Volunteer

There are lots of ways you can get involved and support the MND Association. Join over 7,000 people who volunteer their time.