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No one should have to recover alone. We’re here to support you with our services, resources and health information.
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Read the inspiring stories of Scotland’s real heroes – the amazing people who are living life to the full after a lifechanging stroke or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition.
“We understand each other and what we’re all going through”
Read Agnes' Story
“It was like someone lit a blowtorch at the back of my head and pressed every pin in the world into the base of my skull”
Read Andy’s Story
“The support group has become a lifeline”
Read Barry's Story
“I feel like I can ask her anything – even if it’s a daft question”
Read Catriona's Story
“Recovery from a stroke is an emotional rollercoaster”
Read Debbie’s story
“I had a heart attack and didn’t realise it”
Read Euan’s story
“Coming to terms with how debilitating COPD is has been tough”
Read Joan’s story
“It took a long time to accept that I couldn’t do what I used to do”
Read Jock’s story
"Before I got Covid-19, I was in the gym five times a week. Now I can hardly get out of bed"
Read John's Story
“I thought a heart attack would feel like a sledgehammer hitting your chest – but it didn’t”
Read John’s story
“Volunteering is so worth it for your mental health and for your soul”
Read Lynn’s story
“Every day we ask ourselves – are we going to be like this for the rest of our lives?”
Read Mairead’s story
“Volunteering has brought me out of my shell and given me confidence”
Read Peter’s story
“I have faced lots of setbacks in my life but learning to live with COPD is one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever faced”
Read Polly’s story
“Not being able to communicate or make myself understood is so very difficult”
Read Robert’s story
“It’s like having a wee guardian angel there whenever I need her”
Read Sandra’s story
“Long Covid has turned my life upside down”
Read Tracey’s story