Why should I use SSOFT?

SSOFT can help you put stroke on the agenda

“We want every person in our country to get equal access to acute stroke treatment and diagnosis”.

Anita Arsovska

Fyr Macedonia (Macedonian Stroke Association) | Macedonia

SSOFT can help you set up your own stroke support group

“In Sweden today, we have between 70 and 80 local stroke associations”.

Ove Puisto

The Swedish Stroke Association | Sweden

SSOFT gives you the tools to plan and implement stroke activities.

“Workshops, lectures, self-help groups and organized physical activities”.

Jelka Jensa

The Slovenia Stroke Association | Slovenia

SSOFT can help you give the stroke patient a voice.

“We have a large number of stroke survivors that support our work”.

Chris Macey

Irish Heart Foundation | Ireland

SSOFT can inspire you to gather evidence and change policy.

“We speak to different organisations like the Brain Council, the health directorate, local communities”.

Bjørn Bakke

The Norwegien Association for Stroke Surviviors | Norway

and it helps us unite in our cause to improve stroke prevention, diagnosis and after care.

Welcome to SSOFT

SSOFT (Stroke Support Organisation Faculty Tool) is an online education resource to help us all take action and speak up, connect and make change across Europe. Whether you’ve experienced stroke personally or professionally, we all want the same thing: to improve stroke prevention, diagnoses, treatment and care.

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Register now

Register with us today, the first modules are live and ready for you to start your learning journey.

What is SSOFT?

SSOFT takes everything we know about running and growing a Stroke Support Organisation (SSO) and breaks it down into bitesize learning modules for you to work through – at your own pace – online. It’s designed to help anyone who is, or wants to be, a stroke advocate to develop their skills, knowledge and resources.

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About SAFE

SSOFT is brought to you by SAFE (Stroke Alliance For Europe), a non-profit-making organisation that represents a range of stroke patient support groups from all over Europe. SAFE’s main objective is to raise awareness of stroke among policymakers at an international level.

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SSOFT helps SSO’s just like yours to take action

Eli's Story

How the Catalonian Stroke / Vascular Disease Foundation was founded.

Bjørn's story

How Norway is raising stroke awareness by inviting the general public to meetings.

Anita's Story

How the Macedonian SSO advocates for improved stroke care.

Jelka's story

How the Slovenian SSO set out their purpose.

All interviews were given on a voluntary basis and no fees were exchanged. The views and opinions expressed in the video are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE).

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Developed by: Stroke Alliance For Europe

In partnership with: European Stroke Organisation

Supported by an educational grant from: Bayer