Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression after Stroke – Glasgow Caledonian University Research

Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression after Stroke – Glasgow Caledonian University Research

 

   

Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression following Stroke:

HEADS: UP Online course

Glasgow Caledonian University are looking for individuals who might like to take part in their research. You are invited to take part in research about anxiety and depression after stroke.
The research is being carried out by Glasgow Caledonian University.

What is the research about?

Mindfulness is a self-management course that teaches people how to cope with
anxiety and depression. Skills taught during the course include meditation and
mindfulness breathing. These skills are practiced at home. Many people find
Mindfulness helpful, but often they do not complete the course, or they find it difficult
to practice at home. We worked with stroke survivors and family members to make changes to the
Mindfulness course to make easier for people affected by stroke to follow. The new
course is called HEADS: UP. HEADS: UP stands for Helping Ease Anxiety and
Depression following Stroke. Now we are doing research to find out if HEADS: UP can help people affected by
stroke to learn how to be mindful.

If you have been affected by stroke, or you may be a family member or
friend of someone who has had a stroke and you have been thinking about taking part in the
research, then please consider this research.  HEADS: UP Online is an online course. Each weekly session lasts for 2½ hours.
This includes a 30-minute comfort break when you can ‘go offline’ or socialise with
other people taking part.

If you are interested in taking part in the research, and/or would like to find out more about the research, please contact the team:
Dr Maggie Lawrence, Professor of Stroke Prevention, Lead Researcher
Dr Bridget Davis, Project Manager
Ms Naomi Clark, Researcher
Email: headsup@gcu.ac.uk
Phone: 0141 331 3421

Health and wellbeing as fundamental as GDP  – National Performance Framework

Health and wellbeing as fundamental as GDP – National Performance Framework

As you know, ‘The Friends’ are politically and religiously neutral.  We don’t have any affiliation to political or religious groups.

However, as we move and get ready for the Scottish Elections in May 2021, how do you think the Scottish Government has performed.

Have a read at the National Performance Framework (click here) where the Scottish Government has stated that Health and well-being is as fundamental as GDP.

What do you think? Has the Government delivered on what is important to you?  How can we work to influence the political agenda to ensure that the Centre for Integrative Care is here for us in the future and for the next generations.  Let us know what is important to you.

 

The Research Council for Complementary Medicine

The Research Council for Complementary Medicine

The vision of RCCM is to promote research that will widen the availability of and access to safe and effective complementary medicine for patients within the National Health Service in the UK, to help prevent disease and improve patients’ health and quality of life.  For more information visit the site click here 

For a list of Complementary Treatments and their Professional bodies click here 

 

European Congress for Integrative Medicine

European Congress for Integrative Medicine

European Congress for Integrative Medicine

The European Congress for Integrative Medicine aims to bring together medical practitioners, healthcare professionals, therapists, researchers and health politicians to facilitate the advancement of healthcare systems that combine conventional medicine with evidence informed lifestyle, complementary and traditional approaches to achieving optimal health and healing.

“We are delighted that the Integrative Medicine Conference will be held in London for the first time and look forward to making new connections with integrative medicine colleagues from the UK and around the world”

Prof Stefan Willich, President, ESIM. Germany

For more information please click here

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