We provide support for people with aphasia.

How we can help you:

Join our online video chats with ZOOM

Join our WhatsApp group

(for UK only)

Visit one of our drop in groups

befriending scheme

We offer a relaxed place of support for you and our family. Whether you are newly diagnosed, or have lived with aphasia for a few years, we welcome everyone.

We provide a place to meet others who are experiencing a similar life change, who can understand what you are going through.

At these social groups you can learn how to adapt to this new way of life, amongst people who can relate to you and offer tips and tricks to make life a little easier

No matter what type of aphasia you have, you can visit any group and take from it what you need. 

"I feel I have purpose when I come to the groups every week. Before I came here, I felt that I couldn’t do much after the stroke"

Click here to find a group near you

Sit silently and observe with a cup of tea - No problem!

Use a pen and paper to communicate to others - No problem!

Sit and read a paper in the company of others - No problem!

Can't always get the words out, but want to give it a go? - No problem!

Want to bring a family member along? - No problem!

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We are here for you, so just tell us what you need

For communication tools click here

Would you like to run a drop-in group near you?If we do not currently have a group near you, and you would like to run the group and become peer leader then please get in contact. You can also fill out our peer leader enquiry form here.

Click here to learn more about becoming a peer leader

Befriending scheme for those who have had a stroke:

The Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust have a befriending scheme which offers help and support to the many people living with stroke in Brighton and Hove. This valuable service offers those with communication difficulties after stroke the chance to communicate with someone who understands what they are going through.

Befrienders are people living with aphasia. This means they have communication difficulties after a stroke. They volunteer to visit people who have had a stroke and have speech and language difficulties.

It is about support, friendship and communication

If you, or someone you know would like a befriender contact

Kirsty Maguire and Rachel Murphy
Tel: 01273 242271
Email: [email protected]
Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team
Sussex Community NHS Trust
Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove

Click here to learn about the NHS Befriending Service

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