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We are proud to announce a partnership with Gamarada Universal Indigenous Resources (GUIR)

Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project is excited to announce our partnership with Gamarada Universal Indigenous Resources (GUIR) to facilitate workshops with young stroke survivors of First Nations Australians. These workshops will focus on the topic of young stroke survivors and their Recovery journey. About GUIR In 2019, (GUIR) Managing Director Ken Zulumovski Hon DHSc, received the honorary...

Inspirational Speaker and Author partners with Young Stroke Project

We are super excited to announce that Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project have partnered with Emma Gee to facilitate workshops with Service Providers around our first topic of Recovery. Emma Gee is an acclaimed International Inspirational Speaker & Author, offering her thoughts and solutions on person-centred care and resilience through her keynote presentations, workshops and consultancy...

Recovery topic findings

In September 2020, 24 young stroke survivors took part in a series of Roundtable workshops to discuss the topic of recovery and what it means to them. Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project partnered with genyus network to facilitate five Roundable workshops. Each Roundtable workshop was only attended by people with lived experience, including the facilitator Caleb Rixon, Saran Chamberlain (Young...

The role fashion plays in my stroke recovery

Jenny McAllister is a young stroke survivor and the creator of StyleAbility, a business that is dedicated to making mainstream fashion inclusive and accessible. She shares her story of having a stroke at the age of just 21, the role fashion continues to play in her on-going recovery, some useful AT tips for dressing and her vision to have fashion that is truly for everyone. Stroke Foundation...

Fill in our survey about Recovery

We want to hear from you! Tell us about your recovery journey after your stroke What information did you receive after your stroke? If your family member, friend or person you care for had a stroke, what information did they receive? What information was missing, what didn’t make sense? What helped? What information would you liked to have had access to? Take part if you: had your stroke...

Behind the scenes with AT Chat

Jenny McAllister, young stroke survivor and founder of StyleAbility We are proud to announce that we are collaborating with AT Chat to create some exciting new peer-led information resources about assistive technology. What is AT Chat? AT Chat is a peer-led, co-designed community for assistive technology (AT) users to share information and lived experience about AT. We are partnering with AT Chat...

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...