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

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 helpline@stroke.org.uk

Please visit our Stroke helpline page for more information.

My Stroke Guide - online stroke support

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

  • Get advice.
  • Listen to other stroke survivors.
  • Connect with an online community.

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.

It's quick and easy to register to My Stroke Guide but If you, or your patient, don’t feel confident with technology or need help getting started, you can contact mystrokeguide@stroke.org.uk for assistance.

Written information for you and your patients

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 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.

Stroke Information Packs

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.

Communication aids

Over one third of stroke survivors experience communication difficulties. Professionals tell us that communication is a key challenge for them in supporting stroke survivors.

We provide a range of communication resources to help support stroke survivors and stroke care professionals deal with communication difficulties.

Communication credit card
Stroke survivors with aphasia can use this free wallet-sized card to let people know they have had a stroke and may need help to communicate. Order now.

Communication licence
Stroke survivors can display their individual needs in a one page summary so carers and professionals know how to support them. Download now.

Word and picture chart
People with aphasia can use this chart to help them communicate with health and social care professionals as well as family and friends. This fully laminated chart includes words and pictures along with a list of tips on how to help a person with aphasia communicate with you. Buy now for £2.50.

 

Guidelines

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

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.

Our research

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.

Fundraising events

We rely on people's support to help stroke survivors and all-year-round 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.

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