INS Programme INS offers a variety of long term and short-term groups. Some of these groups are for people with a specific neurological condition, while others are open to all neurological conditions. Our groups focus on different areas: some are exercise-based, or focus on managing symptoms, while others provide you with an opportunity to try out different activities. INS is currently unable to offer normal face-to-face services. However, we are continuing to support our clients and carers by offering virtual group sessions via Zoom videolink - please see below for details of our current programme. If you are an INS client or carer and interested in joining one of these groups, or have any questions, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or by leaving a voicemail message on 020 8755 4000. We re-introduced fees for therapy groups in November 2020 and plan to re-apply charges for one-to-one services. Typically, one 8-week block of one hour virtual group therapy sessions costs £50 (prices are shown below in brackets). We ask those attending other groups, including Expanding Horizons, to make a suggested donation. If you would like to help support the work of INS, please click on the orange 'Donate' button at the top of the page or click here. *** MONDAY Stroke group Higher level exercise, symptom management and peer support. 10am until 11am weekly Mondays (£50 per 8-week block) *** Seated exercise A whole body work out focusing on improving fitness and strength from a seated position. 11am until 12pm weekly Mondays (£50 per 8-week block) *** Parkinson’s B group Low/moderate intensity exercise, symptom management and peer support. 2pm until 3pm weekly Mondays (£50 per 8-week block) *** OT Fatigue Management 4-week course Course includes: What is fatigue? Neurological “fatigue” versus “normal tiredness”; Causes of fatigue; Sleep problems; Managing fatigue/energy conservation. 2pm until 3pm weekly Mondays, latest 4-week course ended 12th April (£25 per 4-week block) *** Neuro Exercise Higher level exercise. 3:30pm until 4:30pm weekly Mondays (£50 per 8-week block) *** TUESDAY Carers Mutual Support group Provides a supportive environment to chat with other carers sharing experiences and useful information. 11am until 12pm monthly Tuesdays, next on 20th April *** Younger Persons group This discussion group is being piloted, covering a range of topics. Current members are in their 20s, 30s and 40s. 11am until 12pm weekly Tuesdays ** Stroke group Seated exercise, symptom management and peer support. 2pm until 3pm fortnightly Tuesdays, next on 27th April (£50 per block of 8 sessions) *** WEDNESDAY MS group Low to moderate intensity exercise, symptom management and peer support. 11am until 12pm weekly Wednesdays (£50 per 8-week block) *** Expanding Horizons: Creative Writing Join us to develop an enhance your writing skills and produce wonderful narrative, poetry or stories. 12:30pm until 1:30pm weekly Wednesdays *** 8-week Mindfulness course A simple form of meditation that can be a helpful way of coping with stress. Open to clients and carers. Beginners and those with experience welcome. 2pm until 3pm weekly Wednesdays, latest course started 14th April (£50 per 8-week block) *** Mindfulness drop-in class Weekly shorter drop-in practice session for those who've completed the 8-week course above. 4pm until 4:30pm weekly Wednesdays *** Mind Body Spirit A fortnightly volunteer-led mutual support group of clients, carers and Friends of INS. For further information and to express an interest, please email [email protected]. *** THURSDAY Parkinson’s A group Moderate to higher intensity exercise, symptom management and peer support. 11am until 12pm weekly Thursdays (£50 per 8-week block) *** Expanding Horizons: Art All abilities are welcome, offering the chance to become absorbed in the creative process and develop skills with others. 1pm until 2pm weekly Thursdays *** Neuro Pilates Following a successful trial, this group is new for 2021! A type of exercise that allows you to perform movements with more precision, flow and control. 2:15pm until 3:00pm weekly Thursdays, latest 8-week block starts 22nd April (£50 per 8-week block) *** FRIDAY Music therapy group A professional Music Therapy group provided for INS clients and carers. 11am until 12pm weekly Fridays, latest 8-week block ended 16th April. Further dates TBC. *** Expanding Horizons: Crafts Join us to try your hand at crafts. 11am until 12pm weekly Fridays *** Expanding Horizons: Coffee and Conversation Take time out for coffee and a chat. 12:30pm until 1:30pm weekly Fridays *** Carers fit club A fitness session for carers dedicated to strength, endurance and flexibility. 2pm until 3pm weekly Fridays (£50 per 8-week block) *** FLEXIBLE TIMES/DAYS One-to-one sessions with a physiotherapist or occupational therapist, tailored to support you to continue to work towards your rehabilitation goals. Counselling sessions with a trained therapist listening and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues, with a goal to facilitating positive change. *** If you are an INS client or carer and interested in joining one of these groups, or have any questions, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or by leaving a voicemail message on 020 8755 4000.