Hello enableme member

As 2016 draws to a close it's a great time to reflect on the incredible stories, conversations, blogs and goals made on enableme.

Our community has grown to nearly 4000 members, we've seen friendships built and people reaching out to help others by sharing their words of advice. There has been so many inspirational, helpful and supportive conversations throughout the year.

Six enableme Podcasts have recorded and have been listened to over 4000 times. Two group chats have been hosted, and we look forward to delivering more in 2017.

In 2017 you'll see some changes to the lay-out of the site from the amazing feedback that you've provided over the year. We always love hearing from you so email enableme@strokefoundation.org.au with your comments.

enableme is your community, you have been instrumental in making enableme the warm and compassionate place it is.

Thank you for making enableme the remarkable stroke recovery website that it is.

Podcast 6: Sex after stroke

We'll be starting off 2017 with Podcast 6: Sex after stroke, our apologies for the wait - it's something to look forward to.

Thank you for all the questions submitted, they were fantastic and helped to make a very thought-provoking podcast.


Sandra Lever: is a Clinical Nurse Consultant at the Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre at Ryde Hospital in Sydney, who lectures on sex and acquired disability and has recently published research on the impact of stroke on female sexuality.

Lisa Mangwiro: is a Speech Pathologist and one of the team on the Stroke Foundation’s StrokeLine.

Jayson Killick: a young stroke survivor and StrokeSafe Ambassador.

Talking about sex after stroke.

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Christmas message from CEO Sharon McGowan

Adrian takes the fall

Adrian O’Malley has shared his experience on learning how to fall in a blog.

Adrian recognised that falling is going to be part of his life after stroke, and he says

“It’s okay to fall over in your thirties or forties, I can adapt and will heal well. But in my seventies I don’t want to do it and break a hip, end up in hospital with pneumonia, and die." 

"I’ve got years ahead of me falling so I want to put stuff in place now to help minimise the impact when I come in contact with terra firma.”

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Australia’s first Stroke Ambulance saves lives

Australia’s first ever ‘stroke ambulance’ is set to hit the road in Melbourne next year to provide the quickest possible diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering a life threatening stroke.

It looks like an ambulance but is more like an emergency department on wheels, designed to deliver expert stroke care to the patient at first response.

The ambulance has the latest diagnostic technology built-in including a CT scanner, telemedicine equipment and mobile laboratory.

Staffed by a neurologist, stroke nurse, radiographer and paramedic, the unit enables a specialist stroke-trained team to quickly evaluate a patient and immediately start treatment.

Remember if you need help, or have tips to help us improve enableme, we would love to hear from you at enableme@strokefoundation.org.au

We look forward to assisting you in your recovery and helping you to live your life well after stroke.

Please note: StrokeLine will be closed from December 23 2016 to January 3 2017

Many thanks,

Diana Kerr | Online Community Coordinator
National Stroke Foundation | Level 7, 461 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
T +61 3 9670 1000 |StrokeLine: 1800 787 653