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.
South Bristol Stroke Support Group - based in Bedminster
Fishponds Stroke Support Group - aimed at younger people (under 65) affected by stroke
Portway Stroke Support Group - based in Shirehampton
South Gloucestershire Stroke Support Group - based in Yate
Gardening Group - based in Downend and focused on all things horticultural!
You can discuss with your Stroke Support Coordinator whether attending a Stroke Support Group will benefit you. She will ensure that the venue is suitable, the options for getting there (we can help you access community transport if needed), and she will go with you the first time to introduce you and help you to settle in.
Contact the office for more information and to request a Stroke Support Coordinator visit.