New support network for younger stroke survivors
The rate of younger stroke in Ireland is rising rapidly, with people of working age now accounting for more than one in four of some 8,000 cases every year.
Despite the sizeable number of strokes happening in Ireland, there remains a severe lack of community supports which are vital to help stroke survivors make the best possible recovery.
To cater for the specific needs of younger people affected by stroke, the Irish Heart Foundation has created a new working age stroke support network – called Life After Stroke.
Hosted on Facebook – this private forum lets you chat to other young stroke survivors about the many common challenges post stroke, such as relationships, returning to work, positive mental health, anxiety and depression, fatigue and communication difficulties.
New members can join by clicking this link and requesting membership. You can also contact Helena on firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Our panel discuss the challenges facing young stroke survivors.Watch here