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 […]

Physical activity

Taking care of our bodies is vital for mental and emotional health. The mind and the body are strongly linked, so when you improve your physical health you will automatically improve your mental and emotional well-being. Exercise can reduce stress and anxiety, lift your mood, stimulate healthy brain function, improve low self esteem, improve job […]

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 […]

Chronic pain

There are many issues that people with chronic pain have to deal with. Chronic pain is physically and psychologically stressful and its constant discomfort can lead to anger and frustration with yourself and your loved ones. You may feel like you have no control over your pain, which can result in you feeling anxious and […]

Emotional health and cancer

Having cancer not only has an impact on your physical health, but can also affect your emotional and mental health. Many aspects of living with cancer can be very difficult to deal with and you may find you are experiencing more negative moods and thoughts. You may feel a variety of things including anger, anxiety, […]

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 […]