Stroke survivors and their families rely on GPs and other healthcare professionals to provide them with information about stroke.

As a frontline healthcare professional, you're the most trusted source of information about health and disability.

We want to support you as much as we can in helping patients rebuild their lives after stroke. 

On this page you'll find information on:

Our Helpline team can answer questions about living with a stroke. They can also provide emotional support for stroke survivors and their friends and family.

To get in touch, call 0303 3033 100 or email

Please visit our Stroke Helpline page for more information.

My Stroke Guide is our free online tool, offering support for those affected by stroke. It gives people the opportunity to:

  • Browse information and advice in accessible formats.
  • Hear from other stroke survivors.
  • Connect with a community in the online forum.

Leaving hospital can be a very difficult time emotionally for stroke survivors. My Stroke Guide enables stroke survivors to listen to people's stories and connect with others affected by stroke.

If you, or your patient, don’t feel confident with technology or need help, you can contact for assistance.

Our information guides provide essential information on preventing and understanding stroke. For stroke survivors, the information can help them understand what has happened and what to expect when they leave the hospital.

Topics that our information guides cover include driving after strokesupporting a stroke survivor and physiotherapy after stroke.

You can download any of our information publications for free. They are also available to download in large print format and many are available as digital audio recordings.

You can find our publications in other languages, including Welsh, and if you would like printed copies, you can order them by visiting our shop.

A collection of key resources that gives patients the information they need and how to access vital support from the Stroke Association and other sources. To get your free copy, complete our short form.

Over one-third of stroke survivors experience communication difficulties.

We have developed a range communication guides and tools to help support stroke survivors to communicate with confidence whilst in hospital, at home and in the community.

Find out more

Our communication tools have been created with people with aphasia and other communication difficulties, as well as healthcare professionals.

Aphasia Accessible Information guidelines
These guidelines are designed to help you understand how to produce written information for people with aphasia.

External Involvement Guidance
These guidelines for our involvement community have been adapted for external use.

Stroke Support Organisation Toolkit
These guidelines are designed to help you understand what's important to the people affected by stroke, how to communicate efficiently with them and how to organize and structure your support work.

UK stroke guidelines, models and plans
These key stroke guidelines and policies provide a benchmark for the level of care that people affected by stroke should expect from their local services.

Join our Professional's Network to make sure you don't miss any of the latest information on what we are doing for healthcare professionals and how we can help you and your patients.

We believe in the power of research evidence to prevent stroke, save lives and enable stroke survivors to make the best possible recovery. Find out more about our research.

We rely on people's support to help stroke survivors and we organise events to raise vital funds.

If you, or one of your patients, are interested in taking part in one of our events, please visit our fundraising page or call our friendly team on 0300 330 0740.

The Stroke Association Connect service exists to support stroke survivors and their loved ones after hospital discharge. Information about the referral process and downloadable resources are available on our dedicated page.

Find out more about this service