When you leave hospital, make sure recovery comes home with you.

When you leave hospital, it can feel like you are ‘falling off a cliff’. We are partnering with our wide community of clinicians and therapists to give you access to information that would not be readily available, and provide reassurance on your journey to recovery and finding your SameYou. 

Positive Minds: Cognitive overload and irritability

When your brain has too much information to process, you reach cognitive overload. That’s when irritability can show up, especially in noisy or busy places. Dr Emma Hale explains how – with a glass and some water.

Positive Health: How positive health behaviours impact on the mind

Professor Andrew Kemp explains how positive health behaviours - such as engaging in regular exercise and adopting a healthy diet - complement psychological interventions for improving wellbeing following brain injury.

Positive Minds: The impact of other symptoms on irritability

After brain injury, it can take more energy to carry out tasks, or even to have a conversation. So you’ll have less energy available to regulate your emotions. Dr Emma Hale explains how this, and fatigue, can contribute to irritability.

Positive Minds: Fight or flight?

Fight or flight is a primitive response of the nervous system to danger. After brain injury, this system can be triggered when there’s no real threat. Dr Emma Hale explains how.

Positive Minds: An introduction to managing irritability

Irritability is a common symptom after brain injury – just like memory or physical difficulties. Whether it takes the form of anger, aggression or frustration, you are not to blame. Dr Emma Hale introduces some ways to help manage it.

Positive Minds: Why does brain injury cause irritability?

Dr Emma Hale talks through the reasons why you might experience irritability after a brain injury and why it can be harder to moderate your emotions.

Positive Minds: Introduction to cognitive fusion

Often negative emotions are caused by negative thoughts. Lowri Wilkes shares a simple way to stop you getting caught up with unhelpful thinking.

Positive Minds: An exercise in expansion and acceptance

Dr Zoe Fisher shows a technique that has been shown to improve wellbeing and reduce difficult thoughts and feelings. And it’s helpful to use whenever you feel overwhelmed.

Positive Living: Cooking with a slow cooker

Cooking with a slow cooker is a great way to get back into the kitchen. Sophie Voyce shares two recipes that are simple, straightforward and will get you cooking up a feast.

Positive Minds: Introduction to living with difficult emotions

It’s healthy to experience a range of emotions. But after brain injury, you may feel overwhelmed by difficult thoughts and feelings. Dr Zoe Fisher offers a helpful new perspective on sadness, stress and anger.

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