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Understanding the signs of stroke is key to identifying and potentially preventing a stroke.


The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T. test to help everyone identify and recognise a stroke. Learning this easy to remember approach will assist you, your loved ones and those around you. Time is critical.

We are always keen to learn more and found the following websites had a wealth of knowledge about stroke and brain injury.

Stroke Foundation – About Stroke
Learn what is stroke, types of stroke, symptoms to look out for, and ways to treat and prevent stroke.

Analyse Australian stroke audits, stroke guidelines and clinical resources.

Synapse – Understanding Brain Injury
Find out what is a brain injury, the effects of brain injury, and what happens in the hospital, at home and for family and carers.

Mental health is an important area that tends to be overlooked when dealing with the aftereffects of stroke.

We feel that mental health goes hand in hand with stroke and brain injury, for both the person and those around them. We have found the following websites an invaluable source of information about various mental health conditions and providing services to support individuals. 

Open Arms (Previously Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service)
or current and former Defence members and their families, please check their website for eligibility.

Lifeline Australia
Please call 13 11 14 for 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services

Beyond Blue
In particular Beyond Blue’s fact sheet ‘Depression and Anxiety after Stroke’