Different Strokes-Young Acquired Brain Injury is a club for stroke survivors from 15 to 35 and their carers that provides mentoring, support and information. The age range isn’t so so strict. Please contact us to discuss. This may be the group for you.
We may be tackling the issue of coping with study, the beginning of a career or a young family and an inability to pursue active interests such as sports or travel. Often our friends and family find it difficult to understand or empathise with lengthy periods of incapacity, hospitalization and rehabilitation and on going physical limitations.
It’s hard to fully understand that a stroke can happen to someone so young. But the issues faced by someone who has had a stroke at aged 25 are quite different to those of someone who is 60.
Different Strokes-Young Acquired Brain Injury aims to address this point of difference.
Different Strokes-Young Acquired Brain Injury currently meets at St Davids Uniting Church, Haberfield on the 2nd Saturday of the every second month, from 11 am to 1pm. We have a coffee/lunch on the 2nd Saturday of the alternate month. Please contact us to confirm the dates for this year.
We also have a monthly online forum during the first week of the month to cater for those who cannot get to our face to face meetings.
This is what some of our members have had to say:
“It was quite a shock to me when they started referring to what had happened to me as a stroke. Like most people I thought that only happened to older people”.
“DS made me realise that I wasn’t the only one with these problems and gave me hope for the future.”
“I had a brain haemorrhage at 14. Now I have someone to talk to about my experience”
For more information, please contact Lara Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Glenn Jackson at email@example.com or see www.differentstrokesclub.org.au