February 9, 2024

Introducing the MSYT

The young Revive group was set up in November 2023 to bring together clients under the age of 35 to meet one another, have fun and provide mutual support. The group is facilitated by our counsellors Geraldine Mynors and Penny McElhinney, but is very informal and the ideas for it – including the name MSYT – have come from the members. In our first two months, we have had several games sessions, a visit to the Glasgow Cat Cafe and a Yemeni meal together.

a group of people sitting round a table engage in a meeeting.
A meeting of the MSYT. Photograph by Christopher Bowen

From January, the group will be expanding to welcome all those who attend Revive under the age of 35.

We will be meeting once a fortnight on Thursdays, starting on Thursday 11 January from 5pm – 6.30pm at Revive. Future dates are:

  • Thursday 25 January
  • Thursday 8 February
  • Thursday 22 February
  • Thursday 7 March
  • Thursday 21 March
  • Thursday 4 April
  • Thursday 18 April

The group has a private WhatsApp group for keeping in touch, so members can meet at other times if they want to.

If you would like to join the group, please get in touch with reception at info@revivemssupport.org.uk or 0141 945 3344. One of the Counsellors will add you after a brief screening and keep you informed about what the group is doing.

Members so far have commented:

“I’d love for the group to continue so me and other younger people my age could talk about MS. It’s really nice to have others that completely get it and I’d love to have wee movie nights or even a wee trip to the cinema. I’ve made friends with H and it’s cool to have someone that gets it and she was my age when I was diagnosed.”

“For the last 10 years I’ve really felt as if I’m on my own with MS, with nobody roughly the same age as me, but attending these meetings has given me reassurance that I’m not on my own.”