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Self Care for Stroke

Think Ahead's Self Care for Stroke Programme is a course of six, two hour weekly sessions, for Stroke Survivors and Carers which provides practical and emotional support, advice and information to help them gain knowledge, confidence and independence.
Did you know?

Approximately 25% of strokes occur in people aged under 65 years.

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The aim of the sessions is to inspire and prepare people to make life choices and changes following Stroke and will focus on a wide range of topics including:

  • Living with Stroke
  • Confidence and independence building
  • Healthy living/looking after yourself
  • Accessing services and information
  • Carers support

The Self Care for Stroke Programme sessions are held at the Think Ahead Stroke Information Centre, Ashland House, Manchester Road, Ince, Wigan, WN2 2DX. Each session is supported by volunteer Buddies and Stroke Supporters who have themselves experienced Stroke.

Ample parking and easy access facilities are available.

For more information contact Think Ahead on 01942 824 888 or email

The Self Care for Stroke Programme is a unique, pioneering initiative which is Stroke Survivor and Carer led, designed to help both Stroke Survivors and Carers re-build their lives following the trauma of Stroke. Find out more by viewing our Question and Answer document here..

Think Ahead is the first voluntary organisation in the North West to have training endorsed by the UK Stroke Forum.

In Partnership with Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Speakeasy,
Wigan Council, Wigan & Leigh Housing, Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust and Wrightington,UK_Stroke_Forum-small
Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Programme Launch Event

The development of the Self Care for Stroke Programme started in May 2013 with the official launch on the 16th October 2013.Self_Care_Launch_01R

The launch event, on 16th October, included a speech by Sir Ian McCartney, Chairman of Healthwatch, Wigan.
Click here to view a pdf of the speech.

Photos of the launch day can be seen in our gallery.
Click here.

Support Think Ahead

A donation or support will be greatly appreciated and we will always acknowledge your efforts.




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