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

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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

InformMe

NeuRA

Brain Injury Australia


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)
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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’