In 2014, our experienced volunteers contributed a huge 14,636 hours of support, ranging from providing visits to stroke survivors in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities to encourage and empower, through to long-term peer support, education and community linkages. Our team aim to deliver best practice peer support in both individual and group settings, primarily focused on teaching and providing:

STROKE SUPPORT CENTRES

 

We are currently developing a number of centres to create a local hub for all survivors transitioning out of clinical care, where they can receive vital hands-on support and education on ‘real-life’ needs and services. The centres are a focal point to bring key support and community partners together in delivering education that bridges the current gap in non-clinical recovery for survivors. For the many survivors who suffer isolation and anxiety due to acquired brain and physical impairment, these centres ensure there is a supportive facility to re-engage them with their community.

 

 

OPTIMUM HEALTH & WELLBEING PROGRAMS

 

These programs are a collection of health and wellness activities and experiences that the Association facilitates for survivors and carers. Some activities are structured around a strengths-based approach, working with each individual and their own capacity and level of ability. Others are interest-based, focusing on activities and programs that the individual has identified as an existing or new opportunity to engage in. Group program sessions are also run where possible, ranging from activities like mindfulness and meditation to low-impact sports, cooking, crafts and singing; all aimed at recovery and self-empowerment outcomes.

 

 

VOCATIONAL MENTORING

 

As a result of SAV's partnership with Rotary International (District 9800),  "Life After Stroke" mentoring has been formed.  The project involves matching a Rotarian with appropriate vocational experience and connections to each participating stroke survivor.  The aim of the project is to provide mentoring and workplace support for the stroke survivor and enable them to re-engage in vocational activities and/or paid employment.

LOCATE YOUR NEAREST COMMUNITY SUPPORT NETWORK

Stroke Association of Victoria

 

Phone (Mon-Thurs, 10AM-4PM)

03 9670 1117


Email

info@strokeassociation.com.au

 

Postal Address

PO Box 2260, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122

 

REGISTERED Address (UNSTAFFED)

Level 3/257 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000