Childhood Stroke

Most people don't realise that children and young people can have a stroke. But around 400 children a year have a stroke in the UK.

You can find more information on childhood stroke by looking at our factsheet or by visiting our dedicated page on childhood stroke. Our position paper summarises the Stroke Associations' views on childhood stroke.

Not only do childhood stroke survivors have many of the same challenges to overcome as older people who have a stroke, but they will often struggle to get the right diagnosis and quality healthcare and (as well as information), as often teachers, health care professionals and others are simply unaware that stroke can happen to younger people. 

We want to make sure that regardless of age people have access to the information that they need and that medical professionals and the public are made aware of the issue of childhood stroke.

Watch Oli, a young stroke survivor talk about his life after stroke...

If you want to play your part in raising awareness of childhood stroke please join the Supporters' Network and together we can make life after stroke a reality for people of all ages.