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Living well following a stroke

Overview

Strokes can affect people in many ways depending on what area of the brain has been affected. There can be physical, cognitive (thinking), communication and emotional issues that the stroke survivor and those close to them try to deal with.

Common emotional issues following a stroke include, depression or low mood, anxiety, frustration and anger and feelings of isolation.

Improving emotional well-being can help with physical recovery and can also help you to lower the risk of having a further stroke.

We are here to help

Feeling stressed, worried, depressed? Trouble sleeping or feeling angry? Is your long term physical health condition getting you down? Contact us to discuss ways that we can help you.

We are not a crisis centre

In the middle of a mental health crisis it can be difficult to know what to do and who to contact for assistance. 

In an Immediate Crisis:
If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services.

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