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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7385 6246
Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster
You can contact the Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100, or email email@example.com, and they may be able to put you in touch with alternative support.
Online information on strokes
Different Strokes – for younger survivors of stroke