Stroke survivor works as a counsellor at Connect

Stroke survivor works as a counsellor at Connect

Stroke survivor talks about how he used his own experiences of stroke and aphasia to support others affected by stroke. Frustrated at not being offered counselling himself after his first stroke 26 years he took action and trained to be Counsellor to help others. Now working at ‘Connect, the communication disability network’ using a variety of methods to support stroke survivors and their families to overcome this life changing event. This film was shown in the ‘Share and Inspire’ area at the UK Stroke Assembly held on 9-10 June 2015. An event aimed at people affected by stroke and encouraging them to move forward in their journey of life after stroke and taking action on stroke. For more information about the UK Stroke Assembly go to or about counselling after a stroke or Connect go to or call the Stroke Association helpline on 0303 3033 100

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  1. Millie Campbell on September 2, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Hi Harry,
    I had my stroke June 25th 2014 and I’m in Michigan at the age of 45 and I spent three weeks in the hospital lost the use of my right arm hand completely. I was "locked in" for the first 2weeks in the hospital..I was paralyzed the right side of my body. I could hear people talking but not being able to communicate with them. It was the worst two weeks of my life. So I know what you’re going through as well as you know what I’m going through and I’ve looked for other stroke survivors that I could talk to in Michigan and there’s not a stroke survivor website in Michigan that is remotely close to Clarkston Michigan is where I live I have 2 speak and text u this message because I no longer have the use of my right hand😢.. but I thank God I’m still alive because I lost my dad at 23 and my children girls were 19 and 14 years old when I had my stroke and it devastated me losing my dad so I couldn’t imagine losing their mom at 19 and 14 years old.

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