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About Brain Odysseys

Odysseys is an opportunity for those who have had a stroke or brain injury to become part of a unique creative community.

Sparking recovery through movement, music and song-writing to overcome anxiety, depression, and lowered self-esteem after a brain injury.

Latest Performance​

I Look For the Think

We are delighted to screen the 12 minute Opera ‘I Look For the Think’ made in lockdown with 60 Stroke Ambassadors and the Garsington Opera Adult Community Company. You can watch the film and Q&A on our Facebook Live recording.

Meet the ambassadors

Ambassadors offer peer support for people beginning the journey towards rebuilding their lives. Ambassadors make and tour performances and give presentations.

Our performance companies

We have established groups in Reading, Bristol and London, where Odysseys has been delivered in partnership with local health, education and arts partners.


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Brain Odysseys Handbook

Recovering Hope shares the findings from a decade of working with stroke communities and offers a model of how to set up similar programmes in other localities

Project partners

Those who suffer long-term illness are often ignored. Their voice isn’t heard. Something like this is a very novel and unique way of bringing the story out and allowing people to experience the emotion that goes with stroke and recovery from stroke

Tom McIlhinney (Chair Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke)