Search This Blog

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Post Stroke Support

Post-Stroke care has been in the news this week, with a number of people complaining about the lackof after-care provided by the NHS. Now, although these complaints were aimed mainly towards the physical side of after-care (statistics say that 50,000 people a year are left with disabilities following a stroke) it doesn't take much of a stretch to see that the psychological aftercare maybe in question also!

And then we have to think of the 50,000 people a year left with disabilities after stroke and their psychological well-being.

And the psychological wellbeing of those around them!

Testimonials such as this:
"My wife and I didn't get offered counselling for three years and that's something that needs to be considered more - it's a lot of stress for carers as well as those who have had the stroke."

Show just how the psychological aftercare for stroke victims is far behind what it should be!

The difference in aftercare between Cancer survivors and Stroke Survivors is vastly different:
"After my cancer, the hospitals wrote to me but with my stroke there was nothing."

Perhaps it's just there arn't enough people equipped with the psychological know-how to help stroke survivors? If the Stroke networks find they cannot meet targets for psychological support post-stroke then perhaps they need more people trained in areas that will directly benefit those post-stroke.

Courses such as this from SDS: Psychological Coping Strategies Post Stroke (Certificate Course) provides training for stroke-network staff that can directly benefit stroke survivors.

If you would like to know more contact us through our website: www.skillsdevelopment.co.uk - available as an open course or in-house.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is true not just for stroke victims, but in general. I know people that desperately needed help but had to wait over 6 month for it.

    I guess it shows the lack of resource currently.

    Currently training as a psychotherapist myself, so hopefully I'll be adding to the resources soon enough!

    ReplyDelete

About this Blog

This is our first attempt to join the exciting world of blogging and bring to you all the fresh and hot news about the world of psychology and, of course, about your favourite training company. This is our new enterprise and we are finding our way in this mysterious world of blogging cautiously (but surely...) :-)
We are hoping to move our popular SDS Delegate Debate into this blogging format in the future and looking forward to lively discussions here with you. We are planning to start with publishing already existing SDS Delegate Debates — with comments received from you. Then we'll move to the current news as well as will run new delegate debates there.
Feel free to leave comments to any of the posts — whether they are old debates, the news or new debates. As you can guess — every blogger loves his readers and LIVES for the comments. :-) We are just the same. You don’t need to register in order to be able to comment. You can leave your feedback as “Anonymous”, however, may we ask you to sign you name (or nick) at the end of your comment (even if you are commenting without logging in) so that we know how to address you.
Another useful tool that SDS Blog provides us with is availability of Polls that enable us to find out your views about various subjects. Polls are located on the left panel of the page and updated regularly. Please feel free to vote. You can see the results of each poll by clicking the button "Results".
If you wish to register — nothing can be easier — you just open a Google account — most of you, surely, already use one.
Your comments are read by SDS Consultants regularly and — in many cases — replied to.
The blog is moderated — mainly to protect you and other readers from spam and irrelevant comments.
All posts are tagged — hopefully it'll help you to find your way around there.
Wish us luck and please join the list of our followers.
There was an error in this gadget