Different Strokes

Empowering younger stroke survivors and family members to reclaim their lives through active support:

  • There are 152,000 strokes every year in the UK.
  • 1 in 4 (26%) of these occur in people under 65 years old.
  • The number of people having strokes aged 20 to 64 increased by 25% from 1990 to 2010 worldwide.

Help us to make every day Stroke Awareness Day! 


Over 50% of strokes are caused by high blood pressure.  Take charge of your diet and be salt aware – it’s the easiest lifestyle change you can make today to reduce your blood pressure.  

For every 1 gram of salt we cut from our average daily meal, there would be approx. 6000 fewer deaths from stroke and heart attacks each year in the UK. 

Click here to see our campaign including interviews with our Medical Advisor, Professor Pankaj Sharma and our Patron Megan Giglia.  You can also find out how you can get involved and help spread the word.

Try our exclusive no salt recipe

BBC Masterchef Semi-Finalist Saira Hamilton of Small Aubergine Bengali restaurant in Sawbridgeworth has created an exclusive no salt recipe for Different Strokes:

Saira's recipe is available to download here


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Different Strokes Central Services
9 Canon Harnett Court
Wolverton Mill
Milton Keynes MK12 5NF

Tel: 01908 317618 or 0845 130 7172
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