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Emotional Support Service

A stroke can cause many bewildering changes in a person’s emotions and behaviour. Suddenly, he or she can seem like a completely different person than before the stroke. In a way, this is true.  Stroke survivors’ brains have been injured. The behaviours and emotions they display are a reflection of that injury.  The loss of a person’s former identity can result in depression, anger and frustration. Loss and the grieving process are closely linked. The stroke survivor and family members may find themselves going through the stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining and acceptance). Family members may also   experience grief as they have lost the previous relationship with the stroke survivor.  Understanding and dealing with these changes and losses are just as important as the physical issues that are dealt with in the rehabilitation process.

Our emotional support service is available to people who have had a stroke, their carer(s), or members of their family.

The service can be accessed at any time after stroke, either directly, or as a referral from health professionals working with individuals and families who have been affected by stroke.

The service is currently funded by Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE).  We do not charge a fee, but clients are welcome to make a donation if they wish.

For more information, or if you would like a leaflet sent to you, please contact Roasemary Garrey (Director of Operations) on telephone number; 01255 815905.

 

 

 

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