Reduced Stress and Anxiety

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Reduced stress and anxiety

Having a speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty can cause increased stress and anxiety for both the individual and their family and friends. Our speech and language therapists will help to reduce the stress and anxiety communication and eating and drinking problems can often cause. Speech and language therapy will aim to improve speech, language and communication problems and also eating and drinking difficulties which will help to reduce stress and anxiety.

How can a speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty cause stress and anxiety?

Any speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty can cause an individual to have increased stress and anxiety. This can be for a number of reasons including:

  • Inability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Decreased social opportunities.
  • Inability to return to work.
  • Inability to access their education.
  • Lack of independence.

There are many other factors which can cause stress and anxiety; these will differ for each individual. Having a speech, language and communication difficulty can have a major impact both the individual's and their carer's lives. Both the individual and their carers will have to adjust to different life changes which can often cause stress and anxiety.

How can speech and language therapy help to reduce stress and anxiety?

Speech and language therapy can help to reduce stress and anxiety by supporting and improving the individual's speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking needs. The speech and language therapist will also help to reduce stress and anxiety experienced by the parents and carers of an individual with communication and / eating and drinking difficulties. Different management approaches which can contribute to reducing stress and anxiety can include:

  • One to one therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Advice and education
  • Training
  • Individual therapy
  • Eating drinking and swallowing management
  • Compensatory strategies

What are the benefits of reducing stress and anxiety?

There are many benefits of reducing stress and anxiety, which include:

  • Emotional benefits including increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • Increased independence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Improved quality of life.
  • Reduced stress and anxiety for family and friends.
  • Increased social opportunities.
  • Eating and drinking benefits.

How do I book an appointment with a speech and language therapist?

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists then please contact us on 0330 0885 643.


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To speak to a Speech and Language Therapist or to book an appointment, call us on 0161 883 0111 or email office@slt.co.uk

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