STEPS is a stroke-specific emotional-support counselling service for stroke survivors, carers and relatives who live in Northern Ireland. The service provides free, professional, one-to-one counselling - in person, by telephone or online. Find out more about STEPS.  

Third-party referrals from statutory or third sector organisations are especially welcome for this service. If you would like to refer a client or patient, you can access this service by filling out our online form below. For more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Referrer details
Type of referrer
Referrer address
Service user details
Can we leave a message?
Can we send a text?

Next of kin

GP details

Additional needs
Does the person have aphasia?
Stroke Association does not automatically accept all referrals received and reserves the right for appropriate decision making with respect to the criteria detailed in the FAQs as to what is/is not considered to be an appropriate referral for the service.

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