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PRACTITIONERS click here for detailed FAQ's or click here for the evidence supporting the programme

 

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Bridges Open Workshops

 

We run open workshops for individual practitioners working in neurological and general rehabilitation, or perhaps you work with stroke survivors in the voluntary or third sector.   

 

Click here for more information about our open workshops

 

 

 

 

The Family and Friend's Booklet

In addition to the stroke workbook we now have a family and friends’ booklet which provides informaiton on how to use the Bridges stroke workbook with the stroke survivor.

The friends and family booklet was designed in consultation with the family of people who have experienced a stroke. It was developed after many requests from families, carers and therapists for guidance about how they can support people to use and benefit from the Bridges stroke workbook. It contains experiences and ideas from people that have cared for someone after their stroke, in their own words, all of whom have used the Bridges workbook. They provide top tips for coping and helping their friend or relative make progress.

We recently showed the Bridges friends and family booklet to a local stroke carers group, they gave us some really useful feedback but overall responded very positively:

“It’s interesting and gives people good insight into how people cope. It tells both stroke sufferers as well as carers that they are not alone in their concerns or suffering; it’s a real back up”.

“From the book you can find out information about what’s normal, what is happening and what can be done.  It has a lot of contact numbers of helpful organisations to get in touch with; it’s a very handy book”.

“When I first took the stroke workbook home to my mum she was really pleased. The range of pictures/ photos, racial backgrounds and different people who had all had strokes allowed my mother to be able to make a connection. This was very encouraging for her.
What was even more interesting was the stories in the workbook stimulated my mum to want to try and write so we had sessions of trying to get her to try and write with her left hand. This book will be very helpful in trying to achieve her goals."

If your team is currently using the Bridges stroke workbooks, and you would like to purchase some of the friends and fmaily booklets, please email us: at info@bridgesselfmanagement.org.uk

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