The Stroke Association - Isle of Man 

The Manx Stroke Foundation campaigned for a number of years to have the Stroke Association’s Family Support and Communication Support services here on the Island. After negotiations with the Government and the Stroke Association, UK, these services were introduced in 2005 and provide valuable support to people affected by stroke.

Stroke recovery service

The Stroke Association is available for all people affected by stroke on the Island and those who care for them, be they friends or family. Support can be offered from admission to hospital through to settling back at home or transfer to further care; we can liaise and advocate on your behalf with medical healthcare and social services professionals; and advise about benefits and local services and clubs to improve your well-being.

What does this service offer?

• Hospital and home visits from a dedicated coordinator

• Assessment to identify your support needs

• A personalised recovery plan to support your recovery from stroke

• Practical and emotional support for carers and families

• Access to tools to help you manage your care

• Information leaflets and fact sheets in a range of languages

• Advocacy support where required

• Access to our network of support groups and longer-term support in your local community

• Support in a group setting with trained volunteers

• Befriending

• Referrals and introductions to other local organisations that can help you

• The opportunity to practise communication and gain confidence

For more information contact the island-based Support Coordinator:

Michelle Ferrer: Tel: 07624 399069 or email:

The Brush Strokes Art Group

The ART GROUP offers a warm welcome to anyone who has had a stroke and would like to express themselves through ART.

The weekly 2 hour session is held:

every Thursday
10.30am - 12.30pm
at Centre 21, Greenfield Road, Douglas

You do not have to be a professional to attend, just have an interest in ART and the desire to have a go.

We supply the ART materials and volunteers offer advice, assistance and motivation.

This is a way to help you recover and at the group you will meet other stroke survivors who understand.

So why not come and join us...

Supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council

For further information, please contact: Liz Forbes on 01624 673855

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