Shortly after his stroke in April 2020, Jarreth was matched with Jade, a stroke survivor from Essex. Jade volunteers for Here For You as part of the Lived Experience telephone support offer.
In our new blog series, people affected by stroke share their experiences of social distancing.
For stroke survivors, being asked to stay at home and away from other people might feel like a lot to deal with. It could also be tricky to work out if your emotions are due to stroke, or worry around coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are our tips on how to manage when you’re staying at home.
Rick Hein, a former IT Teacher used his “techie background” to help us test and develop our online support tool, My Stroke Guide.
Michael Burns had two haemorrhagic strokes in two years. The strokes left him with lasting fatigue which has impacted his day to day life. Learn more about Michael's stroke story and how he manages the effects of his stroke.
Donna had two strokes a few days before her 51st birthday. She is now a Stroke Ambassadors and shares her story to raise awareness and help others to rebuild their lives after stroke.
Neil Johnson from Airdrie in Scotland had a stroke at the age of 32. The effects were devastating - he couldn’t walk or talk. After months of rehabilitation, Neil wants to raise awareness that a stroke happens in the brain and can happen to anyone of any age.
Simon's mum had a massive stroke that turned both their worlds upside down. Find out more about Simon's stroke story.
Neil was just 15 when a rugby tackle caused him to have a stroke. Read more about Neil and his recovery.
The Department of Health in Northern Ireland is holding a series of public engagement events about their proposals to reshape stroke care services in Northern Ireland.