It is important to understand that following a stroke an individual may become depressed and/or anxious. This can present in many ways and will be unique to each person. The Stroke Association has produced a helpful information leaflet on “Depression and Other Emotional Changes” which can be accessed using the following link:
If you would like to learn more about how to talk about and manage distress, you can access the NES Emotion Matters e-learning module for free at: NHS Education for Scotland
Other than health and social care professionals it may be appropriate to give the individual information about relevant agencies that might help. Contact details for various agencies can be found on pages 19-23 of the CHSS booklet: Thinking and behaviour issues after stroke.
If you want to know more about thinking and behaviour see: STARs Core Competency 16: Thinking processes and behaviour and Advanced Module 6: Cognition and perception after stroke.
Page last reviewed: 18 Oct 2020