A few days before her 51st birthday in May 2016, Donna Mackenzie-Smyth had two strokes. The effects of stroke had a huge impact on Donna’s life. This is her story.
Many stroke survivors use art in their recovery and each year, through our Christmas Card Competition, a stroke survivor’s artwork is made into a limited edition Christmas card and sold in our range to raise vital funds for stroke survivors across the UK.
The second day of ESOC highlighted the value of collaborations between professional societies and patient representatives for the advancement of stroke care. It saw the launch of the Stroke Action for Europe (2018-2030), a major collaborative initiative between the principal professional and patient organisations setting ambitious targets for stroke care over the next decade.
The International Stroke Conference (ISC) is the world's largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of stroke and its effects. Watch the highlights summary video from the ISC Programme Committee, and find out about the result of the international HeadPoST trial, and take homes from our International Development Officer, Sarah Belson.
This week the Child stroke project celebrates its second anniversary helping young stroke survivors.
This page explains how a stroke can affect the way you feel, some of the emotional problems that can happen because of it and some of the things that can help to treat them.
Simon's mum had a massive stroke that turned both their worlds upside down. Find out more about Simon's stroke story.
Some aspects of women’s lives can increase our risk of a stroke, like the contraceptive pill, pregnancy and having migraines. But for most women, taking care of your health and managing your risk factors will help you avoid a stroke. Find out more about health conditions and medication linked to stroke in women, plus tips for healthy living.
Donna had two strokes a few days before her 51st birthday. She is now a Stroke Ambassadors and shares her story to raise awareness and help others to rebuild their lives after stroke.
After a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA, or mini-stroke) by law you can't drive for a calendar month. Check if you are able to return to driving and if you need to tell the DVLA/DVA. Find out how to get back to driving following a stroke.