Make May Purple and Support Stroke Survivors

Make May Purple

Today marks the start of Stroke Awareness Month. Make May Purple is a campaign ran by the Stroke Association to raise awareness of stroke, and encourage people to show their support of stroke survivors.

Find out more about Make May Purple.

What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood flow supplying oxygen, glucose, and other substances to the brain is interrupted. Following a stroke some cells become damaged or die.

The brain controls everything we do and the effects of a stroke will vary considerably depending on the part of the brain affected, together with the size of the damaged area.

Find out more about strokes.

What are the symptoms of a stroke?

Strokes occur every 5 minutes in the UK. Learning the signs of stroke could save someone’s life.

Find out more about the symptoms of a stroke 

Support in your area

Hammersmith & Fulham

Hammersmith & Fulham Stroke Recovery Service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke.

They offer support to people both at home and in the wider community.

The service is available for stroke survivors (including TIAs/mini-strokes) of any age, and families and carers of people affected by stroke, living or registered to a GP in Hammersmith & Fulham.

For more information contact Sonia Timlett at hammersmithandfulham@stroke.org.uk or call 020 7385 6246

Website

Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster

You can contact the Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100, or email info@stroke.org.uk, and they may be able to put you in touch with alternative support.

Online information on strokes

The Stroke Association

Different Strokes – for younger survivors of stroke

ChelWest Stroke Prevention Leaflet