Living well following a stroke

Strokes can affect people in many ways depending on what area of the brain has been affected. There can be physical, cognitive (thinking), communication and emotional issues that the stroke survivor and those close to them try to deal with. Common emotional issues following a stroke include, depression or low mood, anxiety, frustration and anger […]

Ageing well

Older age is a time when there are usually a number of life changes, such as retirement, children leaving home, bereavements and sometimes changes in physical health. Adapting to these changes can be challenging and can have a negative effect on your emotional well-being. Later life can offer many advantages and disadvantages, although is often […]

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSK)

There are many issues that people with MSK can be faced with. Once you have been diagnosed with a chronic lifelong condition you can experience many difficulties such as; • On-going physical problems and pain • Managing your medication • Having to attend regular medical appointments • Managing work and adjusting to an altered lifestyle […]

Social isolation and loneliness

Social isolation is when you feel alone (sometimes despite being surrounded by people) and not feeling a part of the wider society. We are social creatures by nature and feeling isolated can often be detrimental to a person’s well-being. There are many things that can increase feelings of social isolation including bereavement, relationship breakdown, redundancy, […]

Emotional Health for Carer’s

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help due to a physical or mental health condition. Many carers feel a need to put on a ‘brave face’. It can feel that your difficulties are ‘nothing’ compared to that of the person […]

Arthritis

There are many issues that people living with arthritis have to manage. Once you have been diagnosed with a chronic lifelong condition you can experience many difficulties such as; o On-going physical problems and pain o Managing your medication o Having to attend regular medical appointments o Managing work and adjusting to an altered lifestyle […]