Things to help me understand my stroke

Our All About Stroke publication helps explain stroke to children and young people and is available to download. Click here for a book about childhood stroke.

Jess' story

Jess smiling at the camera

"The first couple of years after my stroke (I was ten) was the hardest time. I needed to rebuild my life, and to discover my needs and my new disabilities."

Read Jess' story

Video resources

Alexa had a stroke at 15. She felt extremely frustrated, and all alone, but she worked hard and now has her life back. She wants young people to know they are not alone after a stroke.

Oli had a stroke at 14. Here he talks about getting back to life after stroke.

Brenna had a stroke in 2017, when she was only 14. Now she wants to make sure all stroke survivors get the right support, no matter where they live. Watch her story here.

This video, My Way, by Hemihelp shows how people find their own ways around hemiplegia (weakness on one side of the body, which is sometimes caused by stroke).

You may find these helpful

Chiara's one handed life - Chiara suffered a stroke as a child resulting in right side hemiplegia (weakness on one side of the body, which is sometimes caused by stroke).

YoungMinds - YoungMinds provide young people with tools to look after their mental health.

Me and my brain - a handbook for teenagers with acquired brain injury - a detailed guide from The Children's Trust designed with input from teenagers living with brain injury.

All about my brain - a book from the Child Brain Injury Trust to help young people understand brain injury and what strategies might help them.