Bristol Ambassadors

The story of Stroke Odysseys in Bristol began, as is often the case, with a conversation between our team and interested people from the healthcare and research sectors in Bristol.  Bristol University and consultant stroke neurologist at North Bristol NHS Trust worked with us to offer a presentation about Odysseys at the launch of the Stroke Health Integration Team (Stroke HIT) as part of the Bristol Health Partners structure and programme. Together with Bristol after Stroke, Bristol City Council Arts Team and Bristol Health partners we were able to launch the work.

The 12 weeks of workshops led to a performance – Zig Zags, performed to audiences and touring to the hospital wards. The Bristol performance company has continued to develop original work with us, moving online during lockdown and we continue to create together today.

Collaborators

  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Bristol Health Partners
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • University of Bristol
  • University of the West of England
  • Bristol After Stroke
  • Active Aging Bristol
  • Arts Development Team Bristol City Council
  • Volunteers and participants across local brain injury communities
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Marcus & Rose
Marcus The is two year stroke. I am aphasia. Difficulty forming complete sentences. My uncoordinated: one foot, legs: one arm.…
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Hazel
I had my stroke about a about year ago in 2019. This meant I lost my  speech and reading and…
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Julie
I had my stroke 8 years ago at the age of 44. Before my stroke I worked in a Bodyshop…
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Andy
Before my stroke I was a morris dancer and I played bass guitar in a Ceilidh band. That was one…
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Pete
I unfortunately experienced two strokes in 2015. The that same year I lost my wife Sarah to ischaemic heart disease,…
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Georgina
Hi my name is Georgina, wife and mum to 3 young children. I had my stroke in May 2019 aged…
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Janice
I am Janice and I had a stroke in 2017. I attended a Bristol After Stroke Wellbeing Day and this…