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HEADS: UP online: Helping Ease Anxiety & Depression after Stroke

Funded by: The Stroke Association

Location: The HEADS: UP course is run using Zoom

Recruitment criteria:

Stroke survivors should be:

  • Aged ≥ 18 years
  • Have had ≥1 stroke at least 3 months previously
  • Able to speak and understand conversational English

Participants may choose to identify a family member who would like to take part with them

Recruitment contact:

  • Name: Bridget Davis, Project Manager for HEADS: UP research, Glasgow Caledonian University, School of Health & Life Science
  • Email: Bridget.Davis@gcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: 0141 331 3421

Recruitment End Date: 01/01/2022

Anxiety and depression are common after stroke. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses teach skills to help self-manage anxiety and depression. This research will test our adapted 9-week course called HEADS: UP, with people affected by stroke.

HEADS: UP research aims to test the online course with people affected by stroke in two groups to see if it makes a difference. All participants will be asked to complete online questionnaires and to take part in at least one focus group. One group will attend the HEADS: UP course online delivered by a trainer, and the other will not. Get it touch to find out more