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What is MND?

MND stands for motor neurone disease. Motor neurones are the nerves that control our body movement.

With MND, something goes wrong with the motor neurones, and the messages from the brain stop getting through. This means the muscles that enable us to move around, speak, breathe and swallow fail to work normally. 

Click here for more about signs and symptoms.

As the nerve cells slowly stop working, muscles gradually weaken and waste. No two people experience the exact same speed and pattern of weakness, and therefore each person living with MND should be cared for in a way that best suits their needs.

Find out more about MND here.


Diagnosing MND

Watch this video below to learn more about diagnosing MND.



Have you recently been told that you or someone you know has MND? 

Being diagnosed and living with MND can be difficult. It is natural to feel worried, stressed, and upset at times, but having MND doesn't mean you can’t live a fulfilling life. There are many ways that you can continue living as safely, and independently and remain connected with your community.

We have a range of care and support services available at no cost to you.

MND Victoria Services

MND Victoria will work with you and your loved ones to guide you through this difficult time.

  • Support and advice
  • Information resources
  • Equipment 
  • Support groups
  • Carer support
  • Volunteer services

How we can helpEmail UsRegister


If you would like to register by phone or email, feel free to contact our friendly team directly.

Freecall: 1800 777 175
Phone: +61 3 9830 2122
Email: info@mnd.org.au

Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday

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Prefer to watch a webinar?

MND 101

For all things MND, be sure to watch the recording below. Neurologist Lauren Giles speaks to all things MND, including topics such as MND phenotypes, MND onset and frequently asked questions.

WATCH HERE


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