This trial, the first of its kind, has demonstrated that post-stroke fatigue is significantly reduced after 6 weeks of modafinil therapy.
Patients also reported a significant improvement in their quality of life through improvements in their energy, mobility and thinking. Reduced fatigue also resulted in one-quarter of our study participants seeking to return to work.
In 2015, Raise were successful in receiving funding from the Greater Charitable Foundation to deliver their Bump Program for young pregnant and parenting girls aged between 13 and 23 in Gosford and Newcastle. The young women undertook weekly mentoring sessions with an experienced mother and 9 monthly workshops.
The workshops covered topic areas including employment pathways and resumes, goal setting, healthy nutrition, positive mental health, body image, healthy relationships and more. Upon completion Bump participants graduated with a TAFE Certificate I and a clear set of goals towards further education and employment.