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Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is a national not-for-profit, charity organisation that works with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, government and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.

They build community awareness and foster new thinking and innovative treatments and stand alongside stroke survivors, carers and their families, healthcare professionals and researchers.

They offer a voice of stroke in Australia and partner with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke.

Mission and vision

The Stoke Foundation’s mission is to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering.

How the Stroke Foundation can help

The Stroke Foundation supports survivors on their journey to live the best possible life after stroke. To do this they:

  • raise awareness of the risk factors, signs of stroke and promote healthy lifestyles
  • improve treatment for stroke to save lives and reduce disability
  • improve life after stroke for survivors
  • encourage and facilitate stroke research
  • advocate for initiatives to prevent, treat and beat stroke
  • raise funds from the community, corporate sector and government to continue the mission

Information line

Call the Strokeline on 1800 787 653 9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri AEST, to speak to a health professional who can provide information and advice on stroke treatment, prevention and recovery.

If you require immediate assistance, or think you or someone you know is having a stroke, call 000 immediately.

Programs, apps and tools

  • EnableMe helping with stroke recovery
  • My Stroke Journey consumer resource that supports health professionals to deliver high quality information and care planning to patients, family members and carers

Recommended links

Last reviewed: March 2020

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Childhood stroke Stroke Foundation - Australia

Information about stroke

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Relationships and parenting | enableme - stroke recovery and support

Stroke brings up strong emotions that can impact relationships. There are services and supports available to help you and your family adjust to life after stroke

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Childhood stroke | enableme - stroke recovery and support

The effects of stroke are different for every child. Find information, tips and techniques for supporting your child after a stroke

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Emotions | enableme - stroke recovery and support

Its very normal to experience strong emotions after a stroke. Find out how you might be affected and how you can get help

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What to do while you wait for an ambulance Stroke Foundation - Australia

The Stroke Foundation recommends the FAST test. Face. Arms. Speech Time.

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How stroke can affect you | enableme - stroke recovery and support

Every stroke is different. There are several factors that determine the effects of stroke including the type of stroke, which area of the brain is damaged and how badly

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Speech and language | enableme - stroke recovery and support

About one third of stroke survivors have trouble with speech and language. Find out about common difficulties including aphasia

Read more on Stroke Foundation website

Early treatment after a stroke Stroke Foundation - Australia

Information about stroke

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Psychology and neuropsychology | enableme - stroke recovery and support

Find out about health professionals who can help with mood and thinking changes after stroke

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Rehabilitation | enableme - stroke recovery and support

Rehabilitation is the therapy and activities you do that drive your stroke recovery. Find out what to expect as you re-learn or find new ways of doing things

Read more on Stroke Foundation website

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