The Young Stroke Service supports young adults aged 18 to 45 who are affected by stroke.
Access to the Young Stroke Service is via a digital platform. We have in-person clinics in Melbourne and Adelaide.
We use telehealth to connect with young stroke survivors across Victoria and South Australia.
This pilot service is funded by an Australian Government Medical Research Future Fund Rapid Translation Grant.
We know a lot about stroke in young people, but there is still much to learn.
Unfortunately, stroke is often misdiagnosed in people aged 18 to 45. Young stroke survivors say health services do not always cater to their needs.
The Young Stroke Service links stroke survivors, families, clinicians and researchers.
This will help us better understand the cause and lifelong effects of stroke in young people to further improve health services.
At the Young Stroke Service, we are constantly evaluating how we provide services.
Our advisory groups include young people with stroke, their supporters, clinicians, researchers, and other stroke advocates.