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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.
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
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.
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]
Leaflets describing the work of FND FrieNDS charity in the South West of England.
£2 each plus 60p P&P per order.
Sizes: Adult, Small Adult/Youth, Toddler.
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
Working together for better support and information for those diagnosed with FND
Newton Abbot Office
The Brightwell Neurological Centre