Feelings of grief after a stroke

Submitted by Alex on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 09:59

Having a stroke changes your life in an instant. Coming to terms with this can be difficult.

Grief isn't just something you feel when you lose someone. It can be something that you go through when you experience any major change.

This includes receiving a new life-changing diagnosis, like a stroke.

Interested in becoming a Here For You volunteer?

Submitted by Alex on Fri, 08/18/2023 - 10:30

As a Lived Experience Telephone Volunteer, you will be matched with other stroke survivors or carers and will call them to offer a listening ear and share your experiences. Talking things through on the phone can build people’s confidence and help them to feel more connected, supported, and able to take the next step in their recovery.  

My Stroke Guide is changing

Submitted by Clement Oke on Mon, 08/14/2023 - 08:33
In the coming months, My Stroke Guide will be changing to bring it closer to the Stroke Association main website. We want to let you know what changes you'll see, why we are doing this work and how it will improve your experience using our websites.

Artificial Intelligence and avoiding scams

Submitted by Clement Oke on Thu, 08/10/2023 - 13:23

What is AI?

AI, or Artificial Intelligence, refers to machines being able to do things that humans can do with their minds. It includes many abilities like understanding, thinking, learning, and solving problems. AI technology aims to make machines think like humans by processing and analysing a lot of data, finding patterns, making decisions, and acting like humans do.

There has been a lot said about AI in the news and elsewhere. People are worried if it will cause unemployment or create bias in hiring staff or approving bank loans.

Saving Brains: One year on

Submitted by Alex on Tue, 07/18/2023 - 14:21

Last July, we launched our Saving Brains report and campaign. This campaign called for 24/7 access to thrombectomy for anyone who is eligible.

Our campaign highlighted the game-changing nature of thrombectomy treatment. It can:

  • transform recoveries after stroke
  • significantly reduce chances of disability
  • and also save the NHS £73 million annually

We also highlighted the unacceptably low treatment rates.