Clinical research has demonstrated that the psychosocial impact of venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be life-changing. Findings from clinical research have highlighted the benefit of identifying and providing early support to individuals at risk of post traumatic stress, and, where beneficial, interventions to enhance psychological well-being and recovery and reduce distress.

The following information aids have been prepared by Professor Paul Bennett and Dr Rachael Hunter, clinical psychologists at Swansea University. The aids are provided as tools for help and reassurance, however it is always important to speak to your own healthcare professional to discuss your own specific and individual concerns or questions.

Coping with worries: Active distraction

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Coping with worries: meditation and mindfulness

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Post thrombotic panic syndrome

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Thrombosis UK is dedicated to providing more information to support prevention of VTE and help everyone in their recovery. We would value your time in completing a very short, anonymised survey about the five information aids provided below, to help in the development of future resources.

American Society of Haematology Guidelines

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VTE and psychological recovery

Read the presentations