A message of hope

A message of hope

“Stroke is a very sudden damage to the brain done in an instant. Not a disease or sickness. It is not progressive. You have been stabilized. Your stroke is a passed life event. A successful recovery is your option. Develop an attitude of unstoppable determination, optimism, self-encouragement, hope, confidence and gratitude. Emotional and physical recovery must start immediately in your mind. You must develop a positive mindset. Change the thoughts you think and change yourself to get back what has been lost. It is hard work. It can only get better from here but only you can make that happen and you will.

Hope transforms pessimism into optimism. Hope is invincible. It is your own choice to make the rest of your life the best of your life. You can either get better or get bitter. The decision does not belong to fate, it belongs to you. Please give hope a chance

Bob Menagh, person with stroke

How can this resource help me?

How you can use this website

This resource is a simple guide to daily living after stroke. You can explore the different topics on the website to find tips on how to manage common activities and needs.

You can try different ideas and see what works for you. Using this website will help you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take charge of your health. We call this ‘self-management’.

See where you are doing well

Identify your needs and questions

Set goals to recover

Learn to live well and prevent another stroke

Find resources and services to meet your needs

Get links to worksheets so you can record important information to keep track of your progress

Ask your family, caregiver and healthcare team to help you

Who should use this website?

This website is for individuals and their families, friends and caregivers after a stroke.

Learning as much as you can about stroke and recovery will help you to:


Understand what has happened


Know what to expect


Take your medications safely


Manage changes in your life


Improve your overall health and recovery


Reduce your risk of another stroke