Peer support to build your confidence and aid your recovery

Mutual support and sharing successes and challenges with people in similar circumstances can help you rebuild confidence, reduce social isolation and stimulate further rehabilitation in a supportive environment where everyone knows what you're going through.

Our Stroke Support Groups provide physical and cognitive activities to aid your recovery. They encourage you to build new social networks and friendships with people who understand what has happened. The friends you make there can last a lifetime.


Stroke Support Groups

Bristol After Stroke manages five Stroke Support Groups across our area. Use the following links to download more information.

You can discuss with your Key Worker whether attending a Stroke Support Group will benefit you. They will ensure that the venue is suitable, the options for getting there (we can help you access community transport if needed).

Contact the office for more information and to request a Key Worker visit.


South Bristol Group

This group takes place at St Monica Wills Building, Cromwell St, Bedminster.

The South Bristol Stroke Support Group meets fortnightly on Thursday mornings.

Its members come mostly from South Bristol but members are welcome to come from any area of the city provided they can arrange transport. It is a mixed group – whether you are 20 or 90, you are welcome.

Croft End - Working Age Group

Our Croft End group meets fortnightly on Wednesday mornings at Croft End Church, in Speedwell.  

This is a lively group that is particularly aimed at those aged under 65

Our stroke support groups provide a range of activities, exercises and games to aid your physical and cognitive recovery, and rebuild your confidence. They are suitable for all abilities. Groups are facilitated by experienced Group Leaders, assisted by volunteers.

Portway Group

The Portway Stroke Support Group meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. Members come mostly from north Bristol but you are welcome to join us from anywhere in the city.

The group is one of our longest running groups. The group meets at the Port of Bristol Social Club in Shirehampton. The group plans a regular programme of activities based on the interests of members.


Lyde Green Group

The South Gloucestershire Stroke Support Group meets fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons in a large room with doors to a small outside garden at the Lyde Green Community Centre, in Lyde Green. 

Our stroke support groups provide a range of activities, exercises and games to aid your physical and cognitive recovery, and rebuild your confidence. They are suitable for all abilities. Groups are facilitated by experienced Group Leaders, assisted by volunteers. There will always be someone there to help you.

Refreshments are provided.


Gardening Group

The Gardening Group meets at the Christ Church in Downend fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons, and brings together people affected by stroke with a common interest in gardening and all things horticultural.

Zoom Group

Our Zoom Groups take place twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month.

1st Group takes place on the 1st Wednesday of the month and will be in the afternoon from 2.30pm - 3.30pm

2nd Groups takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and will be in the morning from 10am - 11am.

This is an opportunity for people who aren't always able to get out to one of our face to face groups, to give them the opportunity to meet other people and take part in different activities.

Contact your Stroke Coordinator to find out more.

Bristol After Stroke is registered in England and Wales under Charity Company Number: 11841993 and Charity Number: 1182124 at The Gatehouse Centre, Hareclive Road, Hartcliffe, Bristol, BS13 9JN. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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