Different Strokes was launched for the purposes of active self-help and mutual support. Our network of support and exercise groups assists younger stroke survivors to:
- Optimise their recovery
- Regain as much independence as possible
- Play a full role in their communities
Our support groups are run by stroke survivor volunteers who are supported by our Group Development Manager. The weekly sessions can help to provide a sense of routine and structure. As well as improving fitness and allowing an opportunity to work on recovery, members forge friendships and share coping strategies for moving forwards in life after stroke.
The benefits of exercise to stroke survivors have been widely documented. It has been shown to lift mood, reduce stress and increase self-confidence, carrying on where physiotherapy has left off.
Click here to find your nearest group.