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Webinar postponed- Women and Stroke
Tuesday 06 June 2023, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
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Unseen, Unheard: The mental health impact of stroke on women
Dr. Lee-Anne Greer, Psychologist 
Rebecca Morrison, RN, Person With Lived Experience of Stroke  
Patrice Lindsay, RN PhD, Director, Health Systems, Heart & Stroke 
Stephanie Lawrence, Senior Manager, Mission Communications, Heart & Stroke 

Intended Audience:

Health professionals across the continuum of care, people with lived experience of heart conditions, stroke and vascular cognitive impairment, family members and care supporters of persons with lived experience of heart disease. Heart & Stroke staff, members of the public, and system leaders may also find this webinar informative and helpful. All are welcome to join.  This free event is an open invitation and may be forwarded to interested parties.

About this Presentation:

Stroke disproportionately affects women –women have worse outcomes after stroke, more women are living with the effects of stroke and women face more challenges as they recover. June is Stroke Month and this year is focused specifically on the impact of stroke on women. This live panel discussion will take a deeper dive into how mental health can impact the experiences and recovery of women following stroke. Post-stroke mental health issues are reported to affect up to 30% to 60% of people in the first year after experiencing a stroke. Of equal concern is the large number of family members and informal caregivers who also may also experience mental health challenges during this time. Due to the disproportionate effects of stroke on women, it is important to raise awareness and understand their unique experiences, and to provide tools and resources that may aid in recognition, assessment, recovery, and self-management. The purpose of this webinar is to provide healthcare providers and women with lived experience practical tools and resources in order to promote better health outcomes for women after stroke. 

Learning Objectives:

Recognize the variety of mental health conditions that may present in women after stroke.  ·    Describe potential signs and symptoms of mental health conditions in women who have experienced a stroke.  ·    Discuss strategies and tools for healthcare professionals to apply for recognition, assessment and management of mental health conditions in women with stroke  ·    Summarize effective and personalized strategies that a woman with lived experience of stroke can utilize to support their mental health  ·    Identify strategies for family members and caregivers to apply while supporting women through mental health challenges following stroke.  ·    Discuss opportunities to improve health outcomes for women with lived experience of stroke throughout their mental health journey.  

Language: This webinar topic will be presented in both English and French, on separate dates. The presentation in French will also be rescheduled.


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