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Resources to help you living with FND

Here are some pages to help you navigate through some of the daily challenges and live your best possible life.

Support Groups

SPEAR offer a free confidential 1-1 service and will help you access social or community activities or resources in your local area.
They can support people who feel socially isolated, low in confidence or self-esteem, feel depressed or have high levels of anxiety, carers, recently bereaved, or just want to try something new

Learn more.

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Stress Management

Stress is a feeling of being under abnormal pressure. When you add illness, pain, or discomfort to everyday life coping can be challenging and lead to additional stress that can, in turn, worsen your symptoms.

Stress affects us in a number of ways, both physically and emotionally so it is important to recognise the signs of stress.

The Mental Health Foundation has lots of useful tips to help you manage stress. Learn more here.

Alternative therapies

Some people will find that CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Speech Therapy, meditation and mindfulness help alleviate symptoms. 

Occupational Therapists can help with equipment to make life easier both in the home and outdoors. Some people find hyperbaric oxygen therapy, pilates, hydrotherapy pools and gentle yoga help.

Click here to search for therapists.

Find friends and support near you

For information about FND groups, meet-ups, events, facilitators, research and medical facilities near you, please visit our interactive map.

FND FrieNDs resources

FND FrieNDs aim to provide ongoing information and resources to support people in the South West who have been diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorder. We work to raise public awareness, increase research and provide practical support to those with an FND diagnosis. 

We have a range of resources to help increase awareness including information leaflets, wristbands, hidden disabilities lanyards, and medical alert cards. If you are interested in ordering any of the following items, please email [email protected]

FND Leaflets

Information Leaflets

Leaflets describing the work of FND FrieNDS charity in the South West of England.

FND FrieNDs wristbands


£2 each plus 60p P&P per order.
Sizes: Adult, Small Adult/Youth, Toddler.



Get in touch for information.

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We are grateful for every donation no matter how small. Your generosity makes a huge difference to the work of our charity. 

FND FrieNDs is a registered charity –  No: 1176608
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Our Sponsors

Newton Abbot Office

Suite 5
Bridge House
Courtenay Street
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2QS

Bristol Office

The Brightwell Neurological Centre
Wheatfield Drive
Bradley Stoke
BS32 9DB

Charity Number: 1176608