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 […]

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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

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