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 organisation of, and for, people with physical disability across New South Wales. PDCN assist people with a physical disability to live ordinary lives as contributing members of the community by providing opportunities for individuals to gain the information, knowledge and skills necessary to manage their own lives.

About the workshops

With the support of NDIS Information Linkages and Capacity Building funding, PDCN facilitated two different types of online workshops. These free online workshops were run by a skilled Peer Facilitator with lived experience of stroke, in a safe and inclusive environment. Attendees were able to ask questions and receive individualised peer mentoring after the workshop.

Resilience workshops

Resilience is about recognising and growing durable inner strength. It is more than just recovering from loss, trauma, or ongoing difficult situations or circumstances. It is about cultivating well-being, developing mental resources, and developing an underlying sense of happiness, love, and peace.

This online workshop covered topics such as:

  • Identify personal strengths and coping skills
  • Identify life stressors
  • Reflect on your response to stressors and their impact
  • Identify ways to build new coping skills
  • Provide a list of resources.


Speaking up for yourself workshop

This workshop addressed the many contexts or environments in which you might need to stand up for your rights. These could include with family, service providers, healthcare professionals and more. Individual peer mentoring is also available at the conclusion of this workshop.

Interested in future workshops?

If you would like to find out more or to register your interest in future workshops, get in touch with the Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project team on youngstrokeproject@strokefoundation.org.au or phone (03) 9670 1000.

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