Link & Learn: Stroke Awareness

Throughout the year, Workplace runs a series of one-hour, bite-sized, topical learning sessions for your employees, delivered in your workplace by experts in areas of particular interest to your workforce. We allocate one week in the year, and you choose a day and time that suits.

  • Date:

    01 May 2018

  • Location:

    At employer's premises

  • Price:

    Free Transformational (Platinum): 6 sessions per year Strategic (Level Two): 4 sessions per year Engaged (Level One): 2 sessions per year

Throughout the year, Workplace runs a series of one-hour, bite-sized, topical learning sessions for your employees, delivered in your workplace by experts in areas of particular interest to your workforce. We allocate one week in the year, and you choose a day and time that suits. Once confirmed, the expert provider will liaise with you directly. All you need to do is advertise the session and provide a suitable place for it to take place.

Strokes are the world’s second biggest killer with a stroke happening every 2 seconds. With little or no obvious warning signs it is something that can strike anyone at any moment. However 80% of all strokes are preventable and charities are working hard to get that message across.

The Stroke Association engage with politicians and decision-makers to influence and shape relevant policy developments across the UK and improve the care and support that stroke survivors and their families receive.

On a day to day basis the Stroke Association works in two distinct ways Stroke Prevention and post stroke rehabilitation.

The purpose of these sessions is to:

  • Understand the differences in strokes, Ischaemic, Haemorrhagic and TIA and why they happen
  • Learning the factors that make up a person’s risk of stroke and some simple changes that can reduce everyone’s risk of sudden brain attack
  • The symptoms of stroke, how to spot the signs and life changing benefits of early diagnosis
  • Highlight the problems after stroke. Using interactive methods the Stroke Association will give the audience a slight taste of what it must be like to live with effects of a stroke
  • Understand the journey of a stroke patient’s and the role the Stroke Association have facilitating their recovery giving one or two real life examples
  • How the Stroke Association are using their Know Your Blood Pressure campaign to prevent strokes across Northern Ireland