Blog

The blog section features varied pieces and articles about stroke, what we are doing as an organisation and surfacing topics, information and events that may interest you.

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Smart phone feature: In case of emergency (ICE)

Ashley

ICE stands for "In case of emergency." It refers to a few different features on your mobile phone. You can set them up by following these instructions.

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Getting active: becoming more flexible

Ashley

We all know that exercise is good for you. But how do different types of exercise benefit you? This month we're looking at how flexibility helps in all areas of your life.

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We need your help on a new video series

Ashley

We are creating a new series of videos for My Stroke Guide. As a stroke survivor or carer, you understand better than anyone what will be useful and interesting to other stroke survivors.

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A poem from the forum: Celebrating Successes

Guest

The following is taken with permission from a topic on our stroke survivors forum. It is a poem written by one of our users, Mrs5K.

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Setting goals for your recovery journey

Ashley

Recovery is different for everyone. You’ll have your own aims and obstacles to overcome. Setting goals can help you track progress and keep focused.

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Activities and events in August

Ashley

With school holidays in full swing, there are lots of activities and events going on in August. What do you want to do?

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Dating after a stroke

Ashley

A stroke can be life-changing for you and those around you. It can affect all aspects of your life, including dating and sex.

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Getting active: building up your stamina

Ashley

We all know that exercise is good for you. But how do different types of exercise benefit you? This month we're looking at the role of stability in all different areas of your life.

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Food after stroke project

Alex

We are working to produce a series of videos that focus on cooking after stroke. As a team, we have thoughts on several topics for this theme, but we’d like to hear from you about what content you would like to see on this subject.

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3 things you didn't know about seasonal eating

Alex

Seasonal eating isn't just for celebrity chefs. Or people who grow their own vegetables. It's for everyone.

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