Members in stroke support groups usually provide assistance to one another for a specific purpose, and may include the sharing of personal experiences, support, provision of information and care, and establishing social interaction.
National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM)
A prominent support group in Malaysia is NASAM which does not only provide rehab services to enable recovery for stroke survivors, it also promotes the concept of stroke prevention by raising public awareness on the risk of stroke. Founded in 1996, NASAM now operates 8 rehabilitation centres across Malaysia.
NASAM has centres in Petaling Jaya, Ampang, Penang, Ipoh, Malacca, Johore Bharu, Kuantan and Kota Kinabalu.
Find out more about NASAM here.
Kiwanis Club provides services to maximise recovery for individuals with stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s Disease, prevent complications, and to assist the survivor towards independence with confidence and dignity. With improved physical independence, the survivor can participate fully in family, social and vocational pursuits.
Learn more about Kiwanis Club here.
Internet Support Groups
Do mobility or time restrictions make it hard for you to attend a group? There’s always something for everyone and internet support groups are appealing for many reasons. As many prefer to stay anonymous, internet support groups allow anonymity which tends to increase the confidence in many survivors to stay active in the group. Participation in the group is also not dependent on time constraints.