The largest multidisciplinary meeting of the year for stroke professionals in Northern Ireland.
Stroke is one of the biggest killers in Northern Ireland and a leading cause of disability, with nearly 5,000 strokes occurring each year. There are close to 39,000 stroke survivors living in Northern Ireland.
The Emotional Support Service is a pilot project in Northern Ireland and provides stroke survivors with free, professional one to one counselling support. The service is staffed by qualified counsellors who are trained in recognising, understanding and working with the emotional effects of stroke.
We've partnered up with Share Discovery Village in Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, to provide short breaks for stroke survivors, their families and carers. Find out how to apply.
On Tuesday 13 June the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) hosted the sixth Northern Ireland Stroke Conference in the vibrant city of Belfast, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Stroke Teams (NIMAST). The scientific programme included 15 speakers,and included Stroke Association funded research.
First Steps - Northern Ireland provides counselling and emotional support to stroke survivors and their carers. This is a time limited project, and as of January 2021, our funding is coming to an end. The project now has limited capacity to accept new client referrals. Any news referrals will now be placed on a waiting list. If a counselling slot becomes available, the client who has been on the waiting list longest will be contacted. Due to demand for this service, we have proactively submitted a request to extend this service. We will provide an update in March or April 2021 as to whether this has been successful. Find out more and sign up for the waiting list on our First Steps pages.
The Stroke Association's Stroke recoveries at risk report is based upon the responses of almost 2000 people affected by stroke, including 104 people from Northern Ireland, making it the largest survey of the stroke community since Covid-19 took hold.
A new report, published on Monday 18 February 2019 by the Stroke Association, reveals that around half of all stroke survivors in Northern Ireland feel abandoned when they leave hospital and are unable to make a full recovery due to a lack of rehabilitation and on-going support.
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.
Our Communication Support service works with stroke survivors who are living with communication difficulties, such as aphasia. Our sessions can bring you opportunities to develop communication strategies, help rebuild confidence and independence, and help you to rebuild your life after stroke.
The Northern HSCT Stroke Recovery Service in Northern Ireland provides practical advice, emotional support and high-quality information following a stroke. Whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or family member, we will work with you to identify and address your physical needs through a personalised plan, and support you to rebuild your life after stroke.