While some effects of a stroke may be obvious to others, many effects like emotional changes, memory loss and extreme tiredness are harder to see.

We know that the hidden effects of stroke can turn people's lives upside down. We are dedicated to helping stroke survivors and their families lead the best life possible.

With time, courage and the right support, stroke survivors told us that they start to feel like they are on the road to recovery.

Read or download chapter 1 - Hidden effects of stroke:

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How we can help

  • We offer hands on support to stroke survivors and their loved ones. In many places, our teams visit stroke survivors and their family members in hospital and at home.
  • We listen and support people affected by stroke through our Helpline (0303 30333 100) and website, including family and friends.
  • Our online community, accessed through My Stroke Guide, and our many stroke clubs and groups bring people together. These groups offer social support, promote independence and reduce the risk of isolation. Most groups offer activities, such as art and exercise sessions, as well as outings.
  • We provide information for employers to help them understand stroke better. We also have information for stroke survivors on returning to work, changing career, retirement and volunteering.
  • We support stroke survivors to understand the financial support they may be entitled to.