Stroke Alliance for Europe
We are a member of the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), which is various European patient organisations dealing with stroke prevention and care. Rubina Ahmed, Associate Director of Systems Engagement, is a member of the SAFE board.
SAFE represents a strong patient and carer voice, which will call on European Governments to take the lead in making stroke prevention a health priority.
Visit the SAFE website for more information on what they do or find out more about the ground-breaking research projects going on in Europe and how we support them.
World Stroke Organization
We are a member of the World Stroke Organization (WSO). The WSO was established in October 2006 from the merger of the International Stroke Society and the World Stroke Federation, the two lead organisations representing stroke globally.
The mission of WSO is to provide access to stroke care and to promote research and teaching in this area that will improve the care of stroke victims throughout the world.
Juliet Bouverie, CEO of the Stroke Association, is a member of the WSO board, representing stroke patient organisations.
Sarah Belson, International Lead, is the secretary of the Stroke Support Organisation (SSO) Committee of the WSO. The purpose of the committee is to support the strengthening of a global network of SSOs, particularly in low and middle-income countries.
Visit the WSO website for more information.
A stroke can strike anyone, of any age, at any time and every second counts. We work closely with Public Health England to make sure as many people as possible know the most common signs of stroke and act FAST to get people the treatment they urgently need.
We support Public Health England's Act FAST campaign to raise awareness of the FAST test by distributing our own leaflets, posters and wallet cards at our awareness-raising events as well as sharing this vital test across our digital channels.
Find out more about the FAST test.
SameYou was launched in March 2019 by Game of Thrones actor Emilia Clarke. The charity aims to transform recovery care for young adults following hospital treatment for brain injury and stroke.
The Stroke Association and SameYou are joining forces to invest in research to transform stroke rehabilitation services and tackle the stigma of stroke by raising awareness of this devastating condition among young adults.
UK Working Group on NCDs
The UK Working Group on Non-communicable Diseases draws attention to and encourages action to address the growing burden of NCDs as an international development priority. Read more about the working group by visiting their website.