10) Feeling isolated

Man looking out of a windowThis may not apply to you but some people may feel very alone after stroke.

If you feel very isolated, is this because you are not satisfied with the people around you, or because there are not enough people around you?

Stroke groups, fitness classes, volunteering and befriending schemes can all be a good way to meet new people.

For more advice please talk to the Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Advice Line Nurses on 0808 801 0899.

Something to think about

Are there friends and relatives you’ve lost touch with?
Would some of them be pleased to hear from you? Let’s see how Richard got on.