Our Stroke Helpline is a place for information and support. If you or someone you know has been affected by stroke, or you want to know more information on how to reduce your risk of a stroke, please get in touch.

Call our Stroke Helpline now on 0303 3033 100 or email helpline@stroke.org.uk.

If you’d like to speak with us in another language, including Welsh, please let us know at the start of the call.

If the Helpline is closed, you can use our out of hours contacts.

We may be experiencing a higher number of calls than usual. If you don't get through, please do try again. Afternoons tend to be quieter.

You can also log on to My Stroke Guide. Our online support tool lets you speak to others affected by stroke, and provides trusted advice, information and support 24/7.

If you have any questions about coronavirus and stroke, you can find information here.

One of our Helpline Officers at their desk

One day closure

The Stroke Helpline will be closed on Thursday 19 January 2023. We’ll be open again from 9 am on Friday 20 January 2023.

Regular opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm 
Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm
Sunday: Closed

We provide information about stroke and its effects, what happens after a stroke, or what help and support is available. You may have many questions, be looking for some information and practical guidance, or simply want someone to talk to. That’s where we can help.

If you think that you or someone you know is having a stroke, please call 999 immediately.

Contacting us

If your call requires follow-up work, or you have emailed us, our team of Helpline Officers will aim to respond within five working days. 

You can contact us by:

Phone: 0303 3033 100*

Email: helpline@stroke.org.uk

Post: Stroke Helpline, Stroke Association, 1 Sterling Business Park, Salthouse Road, Brackmills, Northampton, NN4 7EX

Textphone: 18001 0303 3033 100

Social Media: Facebook and Twitter

*Calls to 03 numbers are charged at no more than national rate calls to standard UK landline phone numbers starting with 01 or 02, and they must be included in your phone provider's inclusive minutes and discount schemes in the same way.

Please note: to check the quality and consistency of our service, and for learning and development purposes, we will occasionally listen in to calls and read written enquiries. We also sometimes record calls for this purpose. Please feel free to tell us not to, if you are not comfortable with this. All staff and volunteers are bound by our strict confidentiality policy. For further information, see our terms and conditions

Out of hours contacts

When the Helpline is closed, or all our lines are busy, you can download a free information pack.

If you suspect someone is having a stroke, always use the FAST test and dial 999 immediately.

In non-emergency situations, please call:

Other useful sources of information and support include:

  • Samaritans provide confidential, emotional support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Talk to them any time you like, in your own way and off the record, about whatever’s getting to you. Call the Samaritans on 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org.

  • For anyone in Northern Ireland who is experiencing any kind of distress of despair, the Lifeline helpline service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 0808 808 8000.

  • Find other helplines through the Helplines Partnership online directory.

  • Find out more about stroke and download our vast range of publications.

  • Search for support and stroke clubs in your local area.

  • Visit My Stroke Guide - our online stroke community and support tool for everyone affected by stroke.