When you have a stroke

Resource type: Information guide

Publication type: Publication

March 2017
Resource type

This is a short, easy-to-read guide for anyone who has had a stroke. It helps you understand your stroke. 

This guide explains the different kinds of stroke, and why they can happen. It gives information about recovering from stroke. We also look at rehabilitation, and how to reduce your risk of another stroke. 

The guide gives ways to get more help and advice if you are living with the effects of a stroke.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email info@stroke.org.uk to request a braille copy 

Information in other languages

If you need this guide in another language, please email translations@stroke.org.uk.

Audio guide

Document date

Next review due
March 2019