Memory skills groups

Our Memory Skills Group is for people who experience memory problems. It does not matter what has caused these problems. The group aims to teach people strategies to help them cope with their memory problems. People may attend with a friend or relative to support them and help put the strategies into practice.

People are normally referred into the group by people involved in their care i.e. nurses, occupational therapists and psychiatrists.  Unfortunately we do not accept self-referrals.

The following topics are covered:

  • What is memory?
  • External aids to help memory
  • Internal strategies to help memory
  • Memory and mood
  • Goal setting and thinking about the future

Each session lasts for two hours, which includes a tea break.  The group involves a mixture of learning and practising new strategies to help your memory, as well as sharing your own ideas with others.  There will also be time to discuss peoples’ feelings about having memory problems and offering mutual support.

The group is run by Psychology and Occupational Therapy professionals who work in Memory Services in Manchester.

Frequently asked questions

Where is it held and how often?

The Memory Skills Group is a group that meets on five consecutive weeks for two hours. The group runs from different locations around North Manchester.

How can I get the most benefit out of the group?

We cannot guarantee that you will benefit from the course.  However if you try to attend each session and practice using memory strategies in your everyday life, it is more likely to be helpful.

What if I have to miss sessions?

Please let us know in advance if you are unable to attend any of the weeks.

Can I drop out of the group?

If you do not feel the group is right for you can drop out. However, please discuss this with a member of group staff first.

How to access

To refer yourself to this service, please contact your GP or care coordinator.

Contact us

Memory Services, 11th Floor Hexagon Tower, Crumpsall Vale, Manchester M9 8GQ.

Telephone: 0161 882 2105 / 2107