BSSG is purely a support organisation.
Here are some of the ways our members have contributed to wider knowledge of the effects of stroke.
Minimising the risk factors for stroke "Jenny Cheng, Stroke Survivor and Funder
Finding Yourself After Stroke (includes one of our members’ Shannon Nelson’s stroke story).
Not to Yield: A diary of a stroke. A story of Hope, by Peter Hocking
Life’s a Murgatroyd! (Co-surviving in the country of Aphasia) by Lloyd and Bonnie Knight. (Available for borrowing at the Hub).
There are other organisations that can assist stroke survivors and their carers.
The Stroke Foundation partners with the community to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. The Stroke Foundation does this through raising awareness, facilitating research and supporting stroke survivors.
Stroke Association of Victoria
The Stroke Association of Victoria is focused on ensuring community inclusion for stroke survivors.
Carers Victoria is the state-wide voice for family carers, representing and providing supports to carers in Victoria.
Signs Of A Stroke
How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T.
The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T. test as an easy way to remember the most common signs of stroke. Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions:
- Face Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
- Arms Can they lift both arms?
- Speech Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
- Time Is critical. If you see any of these signs call 000 straight away.
Source: Stroke Foundation