Healthy Peterborough

Can you act F.A.S.T.?

act fast

Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.

The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the word FAST: Face - Arms - Speech - Time.

Take the test to learn more about the signs of a stroke and to make sure you know what to do in an emergency.

See what happens to the brain during a stroke

This animation explains how a stroke happens, the different types of stroke and how lifestyle changes may help to reduce the risks.


Peterborough Stroke Information Café takes place Mondays 11am-12.30pm at Sainsbury's Cafe. It offers an opportunity for anyone affected by stroke to meet with others for peer support, information, advice and guidance on where to go for support in the local area.

The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at the stroke association website.


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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust