From the day that a stroke survivor leaves hospital, through to them getting back on their feet, Think Ahead Stroke has established support and programmes that are tailored to aid recovery. These may be very small, gentle steps at first.
Please note that all of our available services have been adapted to adhere to current government guidelines, which means they are safe and social distancing compliant.
To refer a stroke survivor or carer under your care, please email us at email@example.com or call 01942 824 888.
Our Mentoring Programme is most effective in the early stages of recovery, as stroke survivors and carers begin to orientate themselves after leaving hospital.
We pair stroke survivors and carers with a peer mentor – a trained volunteer, with the aim that they build a relationship based on the unique circumstances and individual needs. The objective is to accelerate mental and physical recovery through empathy, shared experience and helpful advice.
Currently, stroke survivors, their carers and families are 'meeting' their peer mentors using a range of methods, such as Zoom, Skype or Facetime, or over the phone.
For those individuals more in need of mental psychological support, please consider referring stroke survivors to our Well-Being Course. These group therapy sessions are available to all stroke survivors and carers, and are delivered by qualified psychotherapists using highly effective Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Once again, this course is currently available online.
Younger male stroke survivors
Working age men can face their own set of challenges when recovering from stroke, particularly isolation, loneliness and a mourning for what can feel like a lost life and better times. In response to this, Think Ahead established The Tavern, a weekly pub themed social and support group.
This group is now meeting every Tuesday afternoon over Zoom, and are finding it a fantastic way to keep in touch and support each other, while also having a great laugh, which is what this group is all about.
Help for Carers
Our popular weekly Help for Carers support group is now also held online, via video link on Wednesdays at 1.30pm. Topics are member generated, and during the peak of social distancing, included tips on how to cope during lock-down, and how to access essential local services remotely. If you are aware of carers that could benefit from empathy, support and a few new friendly faces, then please get in touch.
Once again, to refer a stroke survivor or carer under your care, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01942 824 888.