Anxiety and Low Mood after Stroke Group
What the group is:
Our Stroke group is run across (sessions), with each session lasting up to an hour and a half. The focus of this group is to give you strategies that you can use to manage low mood and anxiety following stroke. The tools used in this group are based upon the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which we will be explained in more detail should you join the group. Patients attending the group may have only recently had a stroke whereas others may have been living with the symptoms for a while, so there will be varying experiences from which you can learn and gain understanding.
What is the purpose of the group?
The Stroke group is a great way to connect with others who have experienced a stroke, in a safe and relaxed environment. Support can mean finding understanding, ways to cope, or to feel more in control of living with your symptoms following your stroke. This group aims to help people by:
- Exploring the impact of a Stroke on our daily lives
- Exploring coping methods to utilise everyday
- Exploring thinking traps and problem solving
- Help you to set realistic goals and learn how to pace activities so that you can live a life more in tune with what is important to you
What can you expect in the group?
You can expect a supportive, non- judgemental environment which is facilitated by an experienced health professional.
We understand that a group environment can be a scary environment for many, therefore in the group there is no pressure to speak if you do not feel like it. The group provides an opportunity to meet other people experiencing similar difficulties to you.
Patients will be provided with information at the end of every session, detailing what was discussed in the group, tasks and guidance around strategies taught throughout the course. This will then be given in a full handbook at the very end of the course, allowing you to have all the information in one place.
Please click here to see our patient leaflet about the group and what it will cover.
For more information and support surrounding strokes, please see our resources section here.