Webinars

Welcome to the SAFE Webinar Series Resource Centre, to view the resources for each webinar in the series, please just click on the buttons to learn more.

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Getting back to work after stroke

Going back to work after a stroke is an important goal for many- but may seem impossible. Yet, despite impairments, a return to professional work is possible. This session provides practical help on doing this.

"Very good points made throughout the morning, thank you to all the speakers. So important to have the conversation early with patients regarding return to work."

"Congratulations to you all 👏🏻👏🏻 Very interesting presentations"

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Communication in everyday life

Clearly communicating thoughts, ideas and expectations is a challenge in the lives of stroke survivors. In this webinar, the panel will address ways to overcome communication barriers for those with and without aphasia.

"Thank you for the excellent presentations including stroke survivors stories/experiences. I will definitely be aiming to embed some of these thoughts into my practice to empower my patients to be equipped for self management of their condition in order to give them quality of life as stroke survivors."

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Fatigue after stroke: what can we do?

Fatigue after stroke is common and debilitating. Yet despite much research on the topic, there are many unanswered questions about fatigue and how best to manage it. Stroke survivors often report that clinicians do not talk to them about fatigue- and some only learn much later that it is a symptom of stroke. This session will provide an overview of the topic and the important issues for both clinicians and stroke survivors.

"Thank you Ruth, a wonderful insight into life with fatigue. Well done on your amazing improvements and skiing!"

"Your presentation left us with the feeling of hope. Very positive - thank you"

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Life After Stroke: Priorities, Challenges and Ways Forward

The session highlights key issues affecting stroke survivors in the longer term and shares examples of good practice and what ‘good’ long term support looks like in a post-pandemic context.

"..interesting insights into stroke care and the additional challenges caused by Covid. A particular highlight was the incredibly inspirational talk from Alexia about her lived experience."

"Words of wisdom shared by stroke survivors...: ‘never give up’, ‘I had to reinvent myself’, ‘I had to push the restart button"

"Really interesting.....A great opportunity to hear how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected services around Europe and what changes have been implemented to provide necessary support and rehab after stroke"

"An absolute inspiration, just amazing. Thank you so much Alexia for sharing your experiences"

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Physical activity: ‘Getting active without sweat and lycra!’

We know that it is important that stroke survivors are active. This session will include a summary of the evidence base for physical activity, how therapists support stroke survivors to get and stay physically active, and a stroke survivor sharing their tips and experiences. We hope that the session will help to bust some common myths about physical activity and stroke, including that it’s not all about sweat and lycra!

"As OTs working on a stroke rehab ward, we think these videos are fantastic! We have come up with some amazing ways to use them for both for individuals and in groups :)"

"What an amazing journey thank you for sharing your experience to help us help others"

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Intimacy and sex after stroke: how to start the conversation

The session shares insights from different perspectives and suggests how we might begin positive and open conversations about intimacy and sex. It also underlines the need for greater awareness about intimacy and sex after stroke

"Really useful for my work with people living with stroke."

"I have a much better understanding of the worries, fear and practical concerns that stroke survivors are dealing with in regards to sex and intimacy now. It will really help my work with stroke survivors going forward."

"I work in rehabilitation with people who have had brain injury and hearing [Diana] has helped me to understand better what some of our service users may be going through."

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Be inspired and share control: the added value of self-management support

This webinar shares new ways of thinking about and building the evidence base on self-management. Drawing on examples from research and clinical practice...

"Self-management is a form of strength... strength of knowledge, strength of understanding and in the strength to trust in your ability to problem solve with the tools you've been given."

"Self management seems to be about supporting a person to discover themselves within a supportive relationship and facilitating them to set goals and giving them the freedom to try things with support initially and then within their own environments and daily lives"

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Life After Stroke: Caring for the Caregiver

This session explores some of the challenges faced by informal carers and the impact that caring for a stroke survivor might have on their life. It also showcases good practice examples of carer support and how to implement them.

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