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Rehabilitation aims to get you back to doing things that are meaningful to you. This will help you feel that you're living, not just surviving. Here are some top tips:

Be kind to yourself and others!

  • Take one day at a time. It is okay not to feel okay. Don't beat yourself up.
  • When you have a ‘wobbly day’ STOP, take a breath. Ask: "What can I do right now to take care of myself?".  
  • Stay in touch with others - they may be struggling too!
  • Have a routine and stick to it!

Be patient and practice

  • Rehab takes time.
  • Everything you do is a learning opportunity.
  • Just like getting fit, practice will eventually make an impact.

Using strategies is not cheating!

  • If your memory is affected, write things down on a whiteboard or diary.
  • Use checklists or reminders on your phone.
  • Using strategies and workarounds is part of recovering and won't slow things down. 

Maintain a structure, to your week and remember to include fun!

  • It's important to have a balance of different activities throughout the day.
  • Doing things we have to do (e.g. eat, sleep, shop, etc.)
  • Doing things we want to do (rehabilitation, leisure, etc.)
  • Making time for fun and relaxation. 

Set small achievable goals. 

  • Break down larger aims (like going back to work) into small, manageable targets.  
  • Achieving these targets (and recording them somewhere) will help you keep going even when things get tough.
  • Someties this means doing things you've already done, maybe doing them quicker, or using prompts if needed. 



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- Make us aware of additional resources not yet listed here

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