Our Telephone Befriending Service in Scotland offers individuals an opportunity to talk to one of our trained volunteers about their stroke journey and experiences, and find out about services and support within their community. When you sign up to the service, you'll take part in an eight week programme with one phone call a week at a pre-set time.
This project aims to find out if peer support can avert some of the adverse psychological consequences of aphasia: the language and communication disorder that affects about 15% of those who have a stroke. Stroke survivors with long-term aphasia will be trained as peer befrienders.
Support stroke survivors by volunteering to become a My Stroke Guide buddy or a Peer Supporter.
In this edition, we look at the impact of stroke on families and hear from a carer, Adam, on how his family has remained strong after his wife had a stroke following child birth. We also have advice on everything from driving after stroke to reducing blood pressure and the benefits of befriending.
Today, the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) launched a new spotlight report highlighting the positive difference medical research charities are making for mental health patients across the UK.
The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.
Find out what types of activities John Smejka takes part in when he volunteers.
Lorraine Smith, a volunteer with a stroke club, describes what volunteering means to her.
Some of our researchers were talking at this week's UK Stroke Assembly North event in Crewe. They shared important insights into areas of stroke research that people affected by stroke have said are really important to them.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide information and support for carers.