Stroke Foundation Young Stroke is a place to hear young survivors of stroke, family, friends and carers talk about what helps and the challenges they face. A place to get tips, resources and connect with others who "get it."
A safe space to feel less alone. A starting place to find information about stroke and recovery. A place that puts the experiences of young survivors and families front and centre.
Hear honest stories and experiences of stroke
Heaps of young survivors and their families and friends have walked down this road before.
Watch or read other people share honest stories and experiences.
Connect with others
There’s a community of people ready to connect with you. Connecting with people who have walked in your footsteps is powerful.
There are many ways to connect with other young survivors of stroke, family and friends. Find what works for you.
Life after stroke
No matter what’s going on, chances are someone has been through it.
Young survivors share their advice.
Tips for families, friends and carers
If a family member or friend has a stroke, you may be wondering how you can help. You may feel overwhelmed by your own emotions.
Get tips to take on the role of caring for a young survivor brings new challenges and connections.
There are an estimated 142,000 Australians aged 18 to 65 living with the impact of stroke. Stroke Foundation’s Young Stroke Project started in 2020 with the aim to deliver information to meet the needs and preferences of survivors of stroke aged 18 to 65 years, their family, friends and carers.
Young Stroke website has been created by and for young survivors of stroke, their family, friends and carers. A huge thank you goes to over 1000 people with lived experience who have contributed.
"There really was nothing like this available 3 years ago when our daughter Beth had her Stroke at only 19 and was sadly discharged in WA with no supports or services and we had to navigate recovery alone. It has been an absolute privilidge to volunteer alongside such a dedicated and passionate Young Stroke Project Team [...]
"We now hope young stroke survivors and their support crew will no longer feel alone, isolated and struggling to find appropriate information, resources, peer support and services that can support their recovery.
"Seeing the faces and hearing the stories of people that may resonate with you and your loved ones can bring so much comfort and be a lifeline of support."
-- Nichola Browning
Young Stroke Website was developed through Stroke Foundation’s Young Stroke Project, a 3-year project funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.