Canterbury Region

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The Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Society of Canterbury offers professional support, information and education for people with, and those providing care for people wtih, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's.

The Society provides the following services:

Home Visit Services

  • Home visit to people who are newly diagnosed with MS or Parkinson's by a Resource Nurse
  • Free follow-up home visits as requested


  • Support and information for members, their family, friends, caregivers, health professionals, employers and work colleagues
  • Up-to-date, evidence based information on MS and Parkinson’s
  • Referrals to health professionals for assessment and assistance with daily living
  • Counselling and/or referrals to appropriate counselling agencies
  • Assessment for Total Mobility taxi vouchers


  • Physiotherapist available to instruct on exercises designed specifically for individuals with MS and Parkinson’s
  • Social Activity Programme for an opportunity to meet others
  • Gym Facility Programme for individual and group exercises and assessment


  • Educational Workshops on various aspects of MS or Parkinson’s
  • Quarterly Newsletter posted to members and available on-line
  • Resource Library with informative books, videos, pamphlets and articles available on a wide range of topics

What's happening in Canterbury

Parkinson's Awareness Week is 1-7 November. For information about events to acknowledge Parkinson's Awareness in the Canterbury Region, click here (PDF)

For additional information on the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Society of Canterbury, including services offered, up-coming fundraising events, workshops and classes, please visit www.ms-pd.org.nz.


Address: 314 Worcester Street, Linwood, Christchurch
Postal: PO Box 32-135, Linwood, Christchurch  8147
Phone: 03 366 2857
Fax: 03 379 5939
Website: www.ms-pd.org.nz
Email: support@ms-pd.org.nz

Society Manager
Name: Robin Furley
(03) 366 2857 ext. 2

Parkinson’s Resource Nurse
Name: Anna Fraser
(03) 366 2857 ext. 4

Name: Leila Shatahmasebi
(03) 366 2857 ext. 1

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