Reading to stroke survivors is invaluable post-stroke support
"This is wonderful. You stimulate my imagination and I can see it all."
- Hospital Patient
InterAct Stroke Support is a charity dedicated to supporting stroke recovery.
By using professional actors to deliver a stimulating and rich variety of reading material specially selected to suit the needs of stroke patients, InterAct works to stimulate memory, language, and lift spirits.
Following a stroke (also referred to as a 'brain attack') reading and conversational interaction stimulates the brain, boosts memory and communication skills, improves mood and alleviates depression.
Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update
Regrettably, we have suspended all of our services in hospitals and out in the community as of March 16th, in line with government guidelines surrounding the coronavirus.
We hope to get back to it before long and can't wait to see you all again very soon. If you need any more information or any support, please get in touch.
A call to all stroke survivors: InterAct at Home
Are you a stroke survivor currently in isolation or in need of support during your recovery?
Here is our CEO, Nirjay Mahindru, with his call to stroke survivors.
If you are interested in receiving InterAct at Home calls or would like more information, please get in touch at this email address:
InterAct Isolation Readings
During lockdown and self-isolation, we will be bringing you a video of a story or poem every other day, read by an InterAct actor.
With this, we hope to still offer some stimulation and entertainment (whether you're a stroke survivor or just in need of some stress relieving story-telling).
Below is the one of our most recent videos, starring Helena Bonham Carter reading 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf' by Roald Dahl.
To see more of our isolation video readings, click here.
Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition 2020
The video announcement is now LIVE!
Watch for Dame Margaret Drabble's verdict and live readings of the three shortlisted stories
A bit more about us...
InterAct's 160 professionally-trained actors read in 18 hospitals and over 50 stroke clubs across the United Kingdom as well as leading a variety of community projects.
Post-stroke rehabilitation can be a long process and InterAct supports stroke survivors every step of the way, from hospital recuperation to community reintegration.