Caring for Carers
Thursday 28 October
10am – 11am
Surviving the sudden strike of a stroke is only the beginning of this long-term, life-changing journey. Stroke survivors may require prolonged support from carers (in most cases, family and loved ones) once discharged from the hospital. However, the impact of the stroke can cause irreversible changes to someone’s social abilities. This can affect the bond between the stroke survivors and their carers, causing relationship tensions that might leave stroke survivors feeling helpless.
In this workshop designed for carers, Clinical Psychologist Catherine Doogan will explore the common stressors for relationships and the potential coping strategies for carers, meanwhile Think Ahead Stroke charity will introduce and discuss initiatives, programmes and services available for carers – all of which provide essential support.