National Stroke Foundation is recruiting volunteers in and around Queensland for its Stroke Safe Speaker program. The aim of the program is to raise awareness of stroke in Australia.
The leading cause of acquired brain injury in Australia is stroke. Stroke often leads to physical disability and changes in a person’s thinking and emotions. Around 60,000 new strokes occur annually in Australia, a number that’s growing as Australia’s population ages. Stroke normally occurs in older adults, but approximately one in five strokes in Australia occur to a person aged 55 or under. Read BIA’s Position Paper on Young Stroke here.
Stroke Safe Speakers present to local community groups and organisations to educate the public on what stroke is, how to recognise a stroke, and how to prevent it.
If you are interested in joining this program, please complete an Expression of Interest form on Stroke Foundation’s website by the 18th of November here.
If your Expression of Interest is suitable, the next step is a telephone interview. If successful, you will be invited to attend a training session in Brisbane between the 5-6th of December. Travel and accommodation costs for the training session are covered by the Stroke Foundation, but only limited spaces are available.
Further information about this program can be found here or, contact Susan Cook (Community Engagement Coordinator) by email, SCook@strokefoundation.org.au, or by phone, (07) 3084 6366.