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.

Please note - we are currently recruiting the new counselling team for STEPS, which we hope will be in place in late autumn 2021.  Any referrals received will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when the new team is in place.  

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Please tell us briefly how the STEPS - Emotional Support Service might be able to support the person you are referring. Please see our FAQ for details on what is/is not considered an appropriate referral for the service.

Please provide any other information that might be relevant eg other professionals involved (GP, community stroke team, clinical psychology), relevant medical information or risk factors to be considered.

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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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