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Exciting news! Young Stroke Project partners with genyus network

We are thrilled to announce that Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project have partnered with genyus network to conduct a series of Roundtable workshops around our first topic of Recovery. The genyus Roundtables will be hosted by Caleb Rixon, founder of genyus network and a young stroke survivor. Caleb Rixon, founder of genyus network The first five genyus Roundtables in September are already fully...

Paul Burns, young stroke survivor, shares his honest perspective of recovery and what the word means to him

“This focus with “Recovery” was doing me wrong, and my post stroke “Progress” wasn’t something I felt overly proud of. I had about as much chance of going back to “pre injury me” as we do of going back to “pre-Covid normal”. I am different. Like anyone is after experiencing a life changing event.” Recovery is the first topic Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project will cover. What does...

Meet Saran – She’s a young stroke survivor who’s joined our team

We are very excited to announce the appointment of Saran Chamberlain to Project Coordinator. Saran brings both a depth of professional and lived experience to the project team. Her role has a focus on engaging people, organisations and networks with the project. A very warm welcome and congratulations to Saran! Saran joins Project Coordinators Beverly Ridley and Simone Russell. Saran Chamberlain...

Our first topic will be Recovery – See how our survey went

Recently we conducted a survey about topics the project should cover first. Over 500 people responded which is an amazing effort. So a big thank you to everyone that took the time to complete the survey! The results are in …. and the first topic will be Recovery. This will include, but not be limited to, physical activity, cognitive retraining, self-care, self-compassion, mindset...

We talked Young Stroke with the State Cabinet Ministers in Perth and Premier of WA

On Saturday 25 July 2020, Beth and I were invited to the community meeting with the State Cabinet Ministers in Perth and the Honourable Mark McGowan Premier of WA, Roger Cook MLA and Lisa O’Malley MLA.As a student Nurse and Young Stroke Survivor Beth got to experience firsthand why her voice and lived experience matters, the importance of having a voice, the role nurses have in the wider...