Stroke Awareness Month 2020

From 1st – 31st May it is Stroke Awareness Month

The month is to raise awareness of Strokes and their impact on sufferers and their friends and families as well as educating the general public on the signs and symptoms of strokes, what causes strokes, what happens during a stroke and what to do in the event of someone suffering a stroke.

The Stroke Association

They provide information, support and advice for people recovering from a stroke. They also research, fundraise and campaign.

What is a stroke?

For explanation see link below:

https://www.stroke.org.uk/what-is-stroke/what-are-the-symptoms-of-stroke

Please see link for stroke advice during Coronavirus:

https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/coronavirus-covid-19-and-stroke

Details on the Make May Purple Event

https://www.stroke.org.uk/fundraising/make-may-purple

Hear about real life stories from people how have survived and recovered from a stroke.

Finding support locally

https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/support-services

You can also:

  • Call the Stroke Helpline on 0303 30 33 100, or email helpline@stroke.org.uk. If you would like to talk to someone who understands the effects of stroke. The team can talk to you about stroke, its effects, and what help and support is available. Also signpost you to services provided by other organisations. The Stroke Helpline is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.00am to 6.00pm and Saturday from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

  • Log on to My Stroke Guide. for trusted online stroke support tool for stroke survivors and carers. It includes easy-to-read information, advice and videos, and our online community can connect you with other people affected by stroke.
  • If you would like any additional information about stroke and related topics, you can download our full range of leaflets and factsheets.