Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, together with Different Strokes, are hosting the ‘Living Well After Stroke’ event for stroke survivors of working age to talk about the challenges and experiences of life after stroke.
The free event takes place on Saturday 11th May at the Dewars Centre in Perth from 10am – 3pm.
Stroke survivors and those close to them will be given the opportunity to share their experiences and highlight how they could be better supported to live their lives to the full.
The event will cover topics such as returning to work, dealing with low mood, managing money worries, the effect on family life and keeping socially connected and active.
The charities are hoping to gain valuable insight from people’s lived experiences and develop future services with the stroke survivors’ needs in mind.
Deborah Slater, Voices Scotland Trainer at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, who is organising the event said,
“People often forget that stroke can happen to anyone at any age. We really want this event to raise awareness of young stroke and give stroke survivors the opportunity to share their frustration and experiences. We want to look at the most effective ways to support them following their stroke. It is so important to hear from the people that we help to make sure we are meeting their needs.
“A couple of people will be sharing their inspiring stories and there will be plenty of opportunity for chat and discussion throughout the day. If you are interested please do come along, we would love to see you on the day!”