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Angharad Candlin

Author | Registered Psychologist | Board Authorised Supervisor

Angharad is in her 50s and despite having MS for about 40 years, was only formally diagnosed 5 years ago in 2018.  She is however no stranger to MS as her mother was diagnosed with it during Angharad’s childhood. Angharad was born in the US and raised in the north of England but is Welsh through and through.  She migrated to Australia to join her family when she was 23 and continues to live in Sydney.

Angharad is a Registered Psychologist and Board Authorised Supervisor.  She worked in the community sector for over 30 years and was an Adjunct Supervisor with Macquarie University’s Masters of Professional Psychology for many years.  Angharad is the lead author of two externally evaluated and internationally recognised parenting programs; Keeping Kids in Mind and My Kids and Me (which won an award for Most Innovative New Program).  She is currently working on a book examining the impact of grief and loss.

Angharad is regularly requested to speak to the media and at conferences and events. Whilst she speaks about complex and challenging issues, she is down-to-earth and has a wicked sense of humour. Angharad rails against injustice and is a fierce advocate particularly around issues relating to parenting, trauma, disability, child protection and domestic violence. She is accurately described as compassionate, caring and sparky.

Angharad made the decision to medically retire from permanent work in early 2023 due to the dual impact of MS and Psoriatic Arthritis. Typically though, she sees this as an opportunity not a disappointment. She is about to finally embark on her PhD, continues to mentor, support and train practitioners and is planning on travelling wherever her brand new Omeo - her personal mobility device - takes her, starting with Europe.  She is always available to speak at events; where she loves nothing more than sharing her passion for building a resilient community in whatever way is possible.  Angharad can be reached via LinkedIn




Whispers of Resilience: Our MS Stories brings together 26 poignant tales from Australia, each sharing a unique journey with Multiple Sclerosis. Through personal accounts, the book unravels the intricate realities of MS, giving a human touch to the condition. Each story becomes a beacon of resilience, contributing to an inspiring collective portrait of hope and fortitude. The authors hail from diverse backgrounds, transforming their shared condition into a wellspring of courage. These resilient voices convey a powerful message: "We are more than our diagnosis." Inviting readers into their world, they reveal not just the challenges of MS, but also the extraordinary strength and resilience it invokes. In the Pages of this book, you'll find stories of courage, resilience and hope from individuals touched by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). As we delve into the lives of these brave souls, we are reminded of the immense challenges that MS presents and the impact it has on those living with the condition, and their loved ones it is with a profound sense of purpose that we have chosen to give back to the MS community. With every copy, sold 25% of the proceeds will be dedicated to MS research. Our commitment is to fold to raise awareness about a mess, and its far-reaching effects and to contribute to the scientific advancements that one day lead us to a cure!

MS is a disease that can strike at any stage of life. Its symptoms are unpredictable, and diverse from numbers and tingling to fatigue and mobility issues. The challenges faced by those with MS are varied as the people themselves. It affects their ability to work study, and engage in everyday activities, taking a toll on physical, emotional and mental well-being. Our collective efforts matter by purchasing this book, you become a part of something bigger, a community of compassion and determination together we can make strides in MS research, supporting the scientist and clinicians tightly working to improve the lives of those affected by this condition join us on this journey, a journey of giving back spreading awareness and inspiring changes. Together we can make a lasting impact on the lives of those living with MS and their families.  

Featuring Authors: Emma Archer,  Diane Barclay,  Leanne Boothroyd,  Allyson Brown,  Amanda Campbell,  Don Campillie,  Angharad Candlin,  Nina Crumpton,  Lillian Cuba, Colleen Daniels,  Laura Di Lulio,  Kim Eagle,  Jayne England,  Penelope Gemmell, Candice Graham,  Robyn Hart,  Justine Martin,  Stacey Metcalf,  Elizabeth Nea,l  Kristi Paschalidis,  Clare Reilly,  Tanya Rountree,  Kerrie Sculac, Lachlan Terry,  John Van De Putt, Beth Wurcker.

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