INS is currently unable to offer 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.

Following a review of our charging policy, we re-introduced fees for therapy groups in November 2020 and plan to apply fees for one-to-one services. Our clients are being contacted about these changes, but typically one 8-week block of one hour group therapy sessions costs £50. We are asking 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.

Please note the INS team will be taking a break over Christmas and New Year, so there will be no groups from 25th December 2020 to 1st January 2021.

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MONDAY

Stroke group

Higher level exercise, symptom management and peer support.

10am until 11am weekly Mondays

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Seated exercise

Exercises focusing on core strength from sitting position.

11am until 12pm weekly Mondays (not 7th December)

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Parkinson’s group

Low/moderate intensity exercise, symptom management and peer support.

2pm until 3pm weekly Mondays (not 7th December)

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Neuro Exercise

Higher level exercise.

3:30pm until 4:30pm weekly Mondays

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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 8th December 2020)

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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

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Stroke group

Seated exercise, symptom management and peer support.

2pm until 3pm fortnightly Tuesdays (next on 1st and 15th December 2020)

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WEDNESDAY 

MS group

Low to moderate intensity exercise, symptom management and peer support.

11am until 12pm weekly Wednesdays (not 9th December)

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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 (not 25th November)

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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

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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

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THURSDAY

Parkinson’s circuit group

Moderate to higher intensity exercise, symptom management and peer support.

11am until 12pm weekly Thursdays

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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

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FRIDAY 

Music therapy group

A professional Music Therapy group provided for INS clients and carers.

10:45am until 11:45am weekly Fridays

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Expanding Horizons: Crafts

Join us to try your hand at papercraft.

11am until 12pm weekly Fridays

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Expanding Horizons: Coffee and Conversation

Take time out for coffee and a chat.

12:30pm until 1:30pm weekly Fridays

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Carers fit club

A fitness session for carers dedicated to strength, endurance and flexibility.

2pm until 3pm weekly Fridays

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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 Fridays (starts on 4th December)

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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. 

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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.

Please note the INS team will be taking a break over Christmas and New Year, so there will be no groups from 25th December 2020 to 1st January 2021.