Once patients are discharged home following a critical care admission, critical care support groups provide on-going support for patients and/or those around them that need support.
The support groups provide a forum to talk to other ex-critical care patients who may have had similar experiences. They can help people feel less isolated as they can speak to others who can relate to what they have been through. It can also provide reassurance that what they have experienced and/or issues they continue to experience post critical care is normal for someone who has been through critical illness.
Some areas will have their own critical care support groups – please speak to someone from your health board for more information about what is available in your area. Click here to find your local health board’s website for information.
Alternatively, please see the following links which outlines the current nationwide support groups available and how to contact them to get involved:
If you do not live near a local support group then you may instead find an online community useful to be able to share your experiences and receive support from others who have also been critically unwell.
To find out more about the online community click on the button below:
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