Supported Self Management and Care for Stroke

Project to help those affected by a stroke to improve their health and wellbeing by using coping and mindfulness strategies (Life Style Management (LSM) techniques) to gain control of their situation to enable recovery. 2 day solution based therapy course delivered to therapists and health care professionals working in area of stroke; number selected to train with LSM facilitators 2 LSM courses were delivered to stroke patients and their carers, half a day per week for 8/10 weeks: First course delivered by not for profit LSM organisation; also trained health care professionals in technique:; Second course run by trained therapists and healthcare professionals and mentored by LSM facilitators; 20 stroke survivors and 9 carers completed the course; 17 health professionals trained in Solution focused brief therapy training. The course is unique in that stroke survivors are supported to identify and understand what they hope to gain from the course from the outset, thereby enabling small achievable targets to be set and make steady gradual progress. The application of LSM to stroke survivors is new. The innovation behind this project is that stroke survivors use their own coping mechanisms to deal with their new situation. With the support of a tutor over a period of 10 weeks, stroke survivors will actively engage in their own recovery by learning about different strategies and approaches and learning to deal more effectively with the change that has taken place in their life. The course is unique in that stroke survivors are supported to identify and understand what they hope to gain from the course from the outset, thereby enabling small achievable targets to be set and make steady gradual progress

Organization: 
Coventry and Warwickshire Cardiovascular Network
Contact person: 
Ben Knight, Associate Director Programme Delivery
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Partner: 
USH
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