Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project

Welcome to the Young Stroke Project

This is a place where you will be supported, informed and empowered. Together, our collective information will also assist to help us deliver better information for younger stroke survivors, 18 to 65 years old.

Not sure where to start?

The Young Stroke Project has created this page with you to help you work through your journey. Are you looking for a resource for yourself or for someone you love? Are you wanting to meet someone who ‘gets it’, to learn the ropes together and not do it alone? Or are you looking for support services and the right information about what’s happened to you?

Explore information and resources for younger stroke survivors including stroke stories, tips and advice.

Watch videos or listen to podcasts. Or find more on Enable me.

There are stroke support groups across Australia, powered by stroke survivors, families and carers who want to see the benefits of peer support made available to as many people as possible. 

“You go through life and you’ll discover that yeah, something else is going to trigger that grief and loss again. I know in the initial stages, there was a lot of grief and loss because I didn’t know anyone who was young, who’d had a stroke. “

Katrina, Young Stroke Survivor

How do I get involved in the project?

Do you have lived experience of young stroke and aged between 18 to 65 years old? Are you a support crew of a young stroke survivor? Or a health professional keen to find out more?

Register now to receive Young Stroke Project updates and notifications for opportunities to get involved in workshops, surveys and activities.

Laine’s story

Laine reflects on the perspective and wisdom the stroke has given her. Living with physical pain and fatigue, Laine constantly re-evaluates where she directs her time and energy, to live a happy and fulfilling life.