Support Group Leader Resources

Support groups can help survivors and caregivers have meaningful lives after stroke.

Empowerment is at the heart of self-help or mutual-help groups. It can motivate passive patients to become thriving survivors and create new active roles.

Each stroke survivor faces a unique set of physical and emotional challenges. And each cope their own way. The warmth, acceptance and emotional support from a support group can often be the key to uncovering hidden strengths.

Stroke support groups allow survivors and caregivers to create meaningful lives after stroke.

Starting a Stroke Support Group

You can help organize a stroke support group or strengthen an existing one in your community. 
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Lesson Modules

Are you looking for a topic idea for your group? Our newly created lesson modules help inform stroke support group leaders on a range of topics. Each module includes a presentation and discussion questions, a short video and supporting materials, such as fact sheets, checklists and more.
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Register Your Support Group

Already leading a stroke support group? Be sure to register with the ASA. Your registration assures the inclusion of your group information in our national stroke group registry so that stroke survivors and caregivers will see your group when searching in our stroke group finder.