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  • Testing Bridges in a group setting for stroke: first research reflections

    Ella Clark

    25 May 2016
    “I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”  Ani DiFrancoSelf-management is becoming more established as a way to improve clinical outcomes, feelings of loneliness, quality of life, and reducing the burden of care on health care systems1–3. For stroke this is particularly important, as it… View Article
  • The role of listening to people’s stories in supporting self-management


    5 May 2016
    “Small, but massive” – the stories that make me ‘me’Sometimes, when listening, a small fragment of an unfolding narrative will stand out, bringing a moment of clarity which then sticks – those are the ‘gems’. I remember during one of the early focus groups for co-designing Bridges in Brain Injury there had been some discussion… View Article
  • Equity and access to self-management support

    Liz Livingstone

    3 Feb 2016
    “How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress”Niels Bohr With over 60% of UK adults living with a long term condition, there is a great deal of interest in how best to support self-management [1]. We know from research that self-management can have a positive effect on… View Article