Welcome to the Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project

Thursday, May 28 2020, 12:41PM


The Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project has been funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to deliver information for younger stroke survivors aged 18 to 65 years old, their partners, families, friends and employers. 


Starting in 2020, the project will run for three years. 


The project will partner with younger survivors, their partners and families to gain an understanding of their specific needs and provide tailored resources. Survivors and their family members will be empowered to build their ‘new normal’. People impacted by stroke across the community will be invited to take part. It will involve a diversity of voices. 


This includes engaging with organisations representing diverse communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survivors will be a focus, as will people from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI+) communities.


What information will the project deliver?  

Topics will reflect the needs of the community and may include: 

  • Study, volunteering and work.  
  • Friends, relationships, parenting, family. 
  • Recreation, activity, self-care, self-compassion, recovery. 
  • Grief, loss, trauma, discrimination, acceptance, renewal and growth. 
  • Accessing, navigating and influencing the service system.  

Resources will include guides, checklists, planners, videos, podcasts and learning modules.


How will we partner together?  

The stroke community is central to the project’s success. Stroke Foundation will partner with the community to draw on: 

  • Lived experience – stroke survivors, partners, families, friends.  
  • Professional experience – health and community service professionals, researchers. 
  • Stroke Foundation staff - the project team.  


Individuals can be involved in different ways along the journey. 


Register your interest at https://youngstrokeproject.org.au


To discuss the project contact project coordinators Beverly and Simone on youngstrokeproject@strokefoundation.org.au or phone (03) 9670 1000.


For stroke information, advice or support contact StrokeLine health professionals on 1800 787 653 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, AEST).