National Stroke Week 2019

National Stroke Week 2019National Stroke Week 2019

Monday 2 to Sunday 8 September 2019

Every step counts towards a healthy life.

This year, Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to discover how easy it is to fit healthy habits into their day and do their part to prevent stroke.

It's estimated that more than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented simply by managing risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle.

There are some risk factors for stroke which can't be prevented like age, family history and prior stroke. If you're male, your risk is also higher.

There are two ways to approach this: first by talking to your doctor and secondly by taking ownership of your own health.

Take charge of your own health:

Melbourne Eat well.
Melbourne Stay active.
Melbourne Be smoke free.
Melbourne Moderate alcohol intake.

Visit your doctor for a health check to help manage blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat).

How to get involved

Melbourne Host an awareness activity to share the Stroke Week message.

Melbourne Get a personal health check or run a health check event in your workplace, community group or public event

Register for Stroke Week
Receive a free Stroke Week kit filled with materials to help promote and support your activity.

Join a Stroke Week event
Each year hundreds of participants host events open to their community.

StrokeSafe speakers
Request a StrokeSafe volunteer speaker to present to your group

Stroke Week resources
Download free Stroke Week resources

Health check locations
Read more

Set up a fundraising page
Setup your own personalised fundraising page for Stroke Week

Stroke symptoms
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:

Melbourne Face Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?

Melbourne Arms Can they lift both arms?

Melbourne Speech Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?

Melbourne Time Is critical. If you see any of these signs call 000 straight away.


When & Where

Date/s: Monday 2nd September 2019 - Sunday 8th September 2019



Web Links

National Stroke Week 2019

Stroke Association of Victoria

World Stroke Day 2019

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