World Stroke Day Events 2018

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Stroke is a leading cause of death around the world. But that's just part of the story.

Sometimes the hardest part of having a stroke is the feeling that you are alone.

80 million people in the world have had a stroke, 50 million stroke survivors live with some form of permanent disability. If you have had a stroke, or care for someone who has, one thing is for sure – you are not alone! We are here to help you get #UpAgainAfterStroke

World Stroke Day 2018 Campaign Toolkit

More resources coming soon.

Recovery and the WSO Global Stroke Bill of Rights

The Global Stroke Bill of Rights sets out what stroke survivors and caregivers have identified as critical to their recovery.

1. To be provided with hope for the best possible recovery that I can make – now and in future
2. Receive psychological and emotional support in a form that best meets my needs
3. Be included in all aspects of society regardless of any disability I may have
4. Receive support, financial or otherwise, to ensure I am cared for in the longer-term
5. Be supported to return to work and/or to other activities that I may choose to participate in after my stroke
6. Access to formal and informal advocacy to assist me with access to the services I need
7. Be connected to other stroke survivors and caregivers, so I may gain and provide support in my recovery

Support To Get #UpAgainAfterStroke

Sometimes the hardest part of a stroke is the feeling that you are alone. Whether you are a survivor or a caregiver one thing is for sure
– you’re not alone. We’re here to help.

Read out up again information

Read our Up Again information for survivors and care givers

Find a stroke support organization new you

Find a stroke support organization near you

Find Out More About Setting Up a Stroke Support Organization

Find out more about setting up a stroke support organization

Tips from the Stroke Community
Your medical team and rehab team are there to help

Your medical team and rehabilitation team are there to help. Keep them informed of progress, challenges and concerns. Use the Post-Stroke Checklist to guide your conversations.

Stroke effects everyone differently

Stroke affects everyone differently. But you can draw on the experiences of others.

Technology - check out my Therappy

Using technology to connect with others and to support your daily rehabilitation and recovery can make a big impact. Check out MyTherappy to access free mobile apps rated by health professionals and stroke survivors.


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