The damage that a stroke causes to your brain can affect your life in lots of different ways. Having a stroke is unexpected and scary. It can leave people frustrated, low in mood or worried.
In 2011 it was found that 33% of stroke survivors have depression. Many people may think this is part of their symptoms, or that they can’t do anything about these feelings.
Whether you have experienced a stroke yourself, or you are a partner, family member or carer for someone who has had a stroke, Talking Change may be able to help you.
The sort of treatment you're offered for a long-term physical health condition that affects your mental health will depend on:
The main treatments are: