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Get the latest on the Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project.

Testing of the new website is now open

In the last 2 years the Young Stroke Project has worked with the young stroke community through different workshops, surveys and interviews. Common themes that have come up are: People’s recovery was hindered by a lack of accessible, engaging information.There is a clear need for an online resource for people to connect with peers and access information about stroke, treatment, recovery and...

Do you have lived experience of stroke? Do you want to be paid to deliver content for Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project?

We’re looking for stroke survivors, their partners, families, carers and friends to share stories and experiences and to explore ideas about recovery. This is an opportunity to create content that will inspire others, using the knowledge and skills you’ve built in your recovery to make the path a little easier for others. We are especially keen to receive applications from:  Aboriginal or...

Better connection survey findings

To complement recent Discovery Sessions, the Young Stroke Project also conducted a survey to reach more people online and to gather additional insight. The aim of the online survey was to further explore: How can we better connect support crew with young stroke resources, services and peer support?How can we ensure support crew can easily access what they need at all stages in their journey...

Discovery session findings

Last year in the “Recovery” Roundtable workshops it was found that: People’s recovery was hindered by a lack of accessible, engaging information How and when information is delivered is just as important as the type of information To further explore these findings, we want to ask: How can we better connect support crew with young stroke resources, services and peer support? How can we...

Calling young stroke survivors, support crew and health professionals

Complete the survey for your chance to win a $50 gift card and help better connect young stroke survivors with information The aim of this survey is to understand How can we better connect young stroke survivors with young stroke resources, services and peer support?How can we ensure young stroke survivors can easily access what they need at all stages in their journey? These...

New young stroke story videos

Check out the new videos of young stroke survivors: Toni’s storyToni speaks openly about her stroke which left her with left side neglect, cognitive changes and sensory overload. Shannon’s storyShannon is a 45 year old busy mum and nurse. She tells how her husband saved her life by knowing the F.A.S.T. signs of stroke. Emma’s storyEmma, a 37 year old lawyer, talks about feeling...

Partnering with PDCN to run Young Stroke Workshops

In March 2021, Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project partnered with the Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN) to offer free online workshops for young stroke survivors and their support crew nationally. The workshops were well received by attendees who provided positive feedback about the experience. About PDCN The Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN) is the peak representative...

We wish you a wonderful festive season and a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!

In 2020 we celebrated the launch of Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project and were able to achieve some major milestones. We are very excited to see what the new year brings. Please enjoy a brief video message from the Young Stroke Project Team. Happy holidays! Video transcript Thank you for being part of the Young Stroke Project. We have a lot planned in the next couple of years and we’re...

Launch of new Young Stroke Podcast

We are super excited to announce the launch of our Young Stroke Podcast, a podcast for young stroke survivors and their support crew. Bringing together younger survivors to share their stories, along with tips on living a good life after stroke. Recovery series This series is on the topic of recovery. Hosted by Simone Russell, Young Stroke Project Coordinator. Stroke happens in an instant...

Do you deliver services to or work with younger stroke survivors? Take part in our survey today

We want to explore your experiences of providing information to and supporting younger stroke survivors (18 – 65 years), their partners, carers and family and friends during their recovery. Recovery has been identified as an important topic by young stroke survivors in achieving their‘new normal’ after stroke. Through exploring your experience in therecovery phase, we hope to further...