Sharron Davies MBE, Olympic swimmer and well-known TV presenter, is championing the Stroke Association’s 2015 Step out for Stroke series. Sharron is encouraging stroke survivors, their families, friends and supporters to sign up to the sponsored walking events in their local community.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has launched a new £5m call for capital investment to support between two and five human tissue banks with linked data resources. Awards will be made to teams of academics working in close partnership with medical research charities.
On this page you can find information about your rights at work following a stroke.
As part of our Rebuilding Lives appeal, we asked you to send in messages of support for stroke survivors, including Max, one of the stars of our campaign.
Claris Diaz, 32, originally from California, now lives in Cardiff and has devoted her life to stroke research after her childhood was affected by stroke.
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.
In our new advert, survivors describe experiencing life-changing strokes in their own words. Stroke is serious, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Recovery is tough but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, it is possible. Together we can support stroke survivors in rebuilding their lives.
There are a wide range of benefits to partnering with us, from helping to change the lives of millions of stroke survivors and their families in towns and cities across the UK to working with us to fund ground breaking world leading research into stroke.
On this page you'll find information on how to manage your absence from work, what financial support is available as well as tips and advice on how to talk about stroke with your employer and how to deal with the effects of stroke while you're preparing to return to work.
Stroke Association writer Deborah Fajerman introduces our literature on the “hidden effects” of stroke.