Please vote for First Steps!

First Steps has been nominated for the project of the year at the National Lottery awards.  

First Steps was the only stroke-specific counselling service for stroke survivors and carers in Northern Ireland during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please encourage everyone you know to cast a vote for First Steps! Your vote will help us reach more stroke survivors.

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Please note – update September 2021

We're delighted to announce that we've been awarded three years funding from The National Lottery Community Fund which has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players.

The new STEPS (Stroke Tailored Emotional and Psychological Support) project will be available for stroke survivors, carers and relatives across Northern Ireland. 

We are currently recruiting the new counselling team, and we hope to have support available from late autumn 2021.

More information on STEPS, including how to make a referral, can be found on the new new STEPS web page.