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Supporting Psychological Wellbeing After Stroke



After you are discharged from hospital the Community Stroke Team (CST) will support you in your home to set and achieve rehabilitation goals which will enable you to lead an independent, meaningful, fulfilling and enjoyable life beyond your stroke. 


The process


Once your referral to our team is agreed, a named team member will arrange to visit you in your home within 48 hours of your discharge from hospital. A key worker will be assigned and be your main point of contact. Your rehabilitation notes will be kept with you at your home so you can see a record of what you are achieving. The team will update your notes each time they visit.


We will work in partnership with you to...


  • Provide you with the appropriate wellbeing support.

  • Understand your rehabilitation needs.

  • Plan and structure your rehabilitation programme.

  • Identify and enable your family members and or support people to help you appropriately during your programme.

  • Support you to achieve your rehab goals, activities and exercises.

  • Help you through the highs and lows of your rehab journey.

  • Connect you to providers, groups and stroke survivors who can support you.

  • Help you plan for your ongoing rehabilitation once you have been discharged from the Community Stroke Team.


Our team


We work in partnership with you to provide wellbeing and physical support to give you the skills and resources to take responsibility for your rehab journey and life beyond stroke. Our team might include the following dependent on your goals:


  • Occupational Therapists

  • Speech & Language Therapists

  • Physiotherapists

  • Nurses

  • Rehabilitation Practitioners

  • Rehabilitation Assistants

If you need a doctor, then please contact your GP.



How to contact us


Our office is manned 7 days a week between 8.30 and 4.30. If you have a query or require more information about our service then please contact us on 01604 544275 and one of our team will be able to help you. Alternatively you can email us on



Other information

Northampton General Hospital operates a smoke-free policy. This means that smoking is not allowed anywhere on the Trust site, this includes all buildings, grounds and car parks. Leaflets, information, advice and support on giving up smoking and on nicotine replacement therapy are available from the local Stop Smoking helpline on 0845 6013116, the free national helpline on 0300 123 1044, email: and pharmacies.


Car parking at Northampton General Hospital is extremely limited and it is essential to arrive early, allowing ample time for parking. You may find it more convenient to be dropped off and collected.


This information can be provided in other languages and formats upon request including Braille, audio cassette and CD. Please contact (01604) 523442 or the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on (01604) 545784, email:


Last Update: October 2021

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