Stroke publications

We provide the following stroke publications on preventing and living with stroke.

  • Please note that some PDFs are large and may take a few minutes to download.
  • If you would like to use the ‘read out loud’ option for PDFs then you will need to save a copy onto your computer. You can then open the document using Adobe Reader and chose ‘read out loud’ option from the ‘view’ menu.


Essential Guides


Resources for people with aphasia

These last two resources are not available to download. Please use our publications order form to order online.

Children's resources

CHSS provides three different formats of information to help children who have a parent or grandparent who has had a stroke.

  • When my Mum / Dad / Grandad / Gran was ill: a ringbound book with fold out pages and activities for younger children (Mum, Dad, Grandad and Gran versions available)
  • When my Mum / Dad was ill: A4 comic-style for children of reading age (Mum and Dad versions available)
  • Jo’s story: A4 magazine article style for older children

These resources are not available to download. Please use our publications order form to order online.

How to order

Use our Publications Order Form to order online.

  • Most resources are available free of charge in Scotland. If you require more than 100 of each please contact the Health Information team.
  • Charges apply for orders outside of Scotland. Individual prices are shown for other items.
  • Please allow 28 days for delivery.
  • Large print and other formats are available on request.

Any questions?

Call the Health Information Team on 0131 225 6963

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