While you're off work
On this page you'll find information on how to manage your absence from work, what financial support is available as well as tips and advice on how to talk about stroke with your employer and how to deal with the effects of stroke while you're preparing to return to work.
KeMiST (Kent Medicine Support in Stroke and TIA)
Most stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) survivors are asked to take medicines, which some can find difficult. However, taking the medicines prescribed after a stroke, or TIA, and following lifestyle advice can reduce the chance of another stroke by 80%. Unfortunately, over 25% of stroke survivors do not continue these medicines, even for the first year after their stroke. Another 20% take less than is needed for the medicines to work.This research will use the views of stroke and TIA survivors to design a life-long medicines support service which could be provided by pharmacists.
WAterS-2: Making mental health support accessible and inclusive for more stroke survivors
Dr Emma Patchwood, Professor Audrey Bowen and their team want to learn how to offer psychological support to under-served groups of stroke survivors, using a wider workforce.