The Stroke Association

Clive Mellor was nominated by Stroke Association as part of HuffPost UK Lifestyle’s Kindness 31 project
The UK is 'sleepwalking towards a stroke crisis' according to experts.
It’s estimated there’ll be a 59% rise in the number of people suffering a stroke over the next 20 years, according to a study
There will be a 59% rise in the number of people suffering a stroke over the next 20 years, a new report suggests. High blood
A stroke at any age can be devastating, but the condition is particularly cruel when it hits people of working age. Many survivors are unable to return to work as a result of their stroke and are often forced to cope with a fall in income, increased household bills and a benefits system that fails to fully understand the impact of their condition. Despite this, too many people aged between 20 and 64 still don't think that a stroke will happen to them.
Over a third of people who took part in our report thought their mini-stroke was just a 'funny turn' and only one in five rang 999. These findings have serious implications for the health and well-being of our nation, as one in 20 people will go on to have a major stroke within two days of having a mini-stroke.
It was very apt to find myself in the same week that Munch's The Scream was making headlines, at the opening of a very special exhibition in Manchester - celebrating exactly the transformative power of art and creativity.