Resources for your patients

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

We want to support you as much as we can in helping patients rebuild their lives after stroke. We provide valuable resources to help patients and their families. Time and again we've seen thousands of people adapt to a new life after stroke. 

Our resources include:

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

Our helpline is open

  • Monday, Thursday and Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 8am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-1pm
  • Sunday: closed
The helpline told me about local services and put me in touch with other stroke survivors. This has given me a reason to get up, showered and shaved. It’s great to know the charity is there with more information and support if I need them.
Dr. Ken Townend, stroke survivor

Telling your patients about us

Our animation video clearly demonstrates the support that is available to your patients. Watch this video and share it with your networks and throughout social media to help spread the word.

Core guides

Our core stroke 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.

You can download any of these below or signpost your patients to these resources.

Information leaflets

We also produce a range of leaflets that provide detailed information on different topics relating to stroke. These are aimed at stroke survivors who are further along in their recovery, as well as their friends and family members.
 
Some of our most popular titles include:

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.

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 for My Stroke Guide

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 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 tips on how to help a person with aphasia communicate with you. Buy now for £2.50.

How to order

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.

All of our core leaflets are also available to order in Welsh.

If you would like a printed copy of one of our publications, you can order by visiting our shop.

 

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