If you’ve been affected by stroke, our Stroke Helpline is here to support you you. We can offer advice, support and guidance, and we can answer your questions about stroke.
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
Find out about our Stroke Helpline and Information Service, the service standards we work to, and how we perform against these.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about reducing the risk of stroke.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information to help with the effects of stroke.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information on treatment and therapy options.
Find out about the different types of stroke, the effects of stroke and how to reduce your risk of stroke within this section.
A stroke in the brain stem can cause the very rare condition of locked-in syndrome, where the person is conscious but unable to move apart from their eyes.