Different Strokes

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.

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If there isn’t a group in your area why not set one up yourself?  To find out what’s involved email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or ring 01908 317618 or 0345 130 7172.  The job of a Volunteer Group Co-ordinator can be very rewarding, and we’ll give you all the information and support you need to run a successful support and exercise group.

Different Strokes Central Services
9 Canon Harnett Court
Wolverton Mill
Milton Keynes MK12 5NF

Tel: 01908 317618 or 0345 130 7172
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