The Childhood Stroke Project is a collaboration between us and Evelina London Children's Hospital and is funded by the Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust. The Childhood Stroke Project has set up a research study to identify the needs of families and young people, to guide our work going forward. We've also established a Childhood Stroke Support service.

This service provides:

  • tailored information, for children, young people and families affected by stroke, about the nature of their stroke or related diagnoses 
  • advice about local services, and a follow-up that families may find useful
  • support in navigating health, social care and educational processes
  • advocacy for young people and families in accessing the services they need
  • emotional support in adjusting to the impact of stroke
  • signposting to peer support networks for parents and young people.

If you'd like to speak to someone for advice or support, please contact Anna Panton, Childhood Stroke Project Manager, by email anna.panton@stroke.org.uk or telephone 07715065925.

Childhood Stroke Project resources

Our three Childhood Stroke posters raise awareness that stroke happens to children and young people too. Download now:

Our Childhood Stroke handbook explains to children what happens when they have a stroke, and also has advice for parents.

Watch our video 'What is a stroke', created as part of the Childhood Stroke Project in collaboration with the Evelina London Children's Hospital and thanks to the support of the Childwick Trust. 

Find out more

Find more videos on what happens when you have a stroke, getting better after having a stroke and talking about having a stroke in the Childhood Stroke Playlist on our YouTube channel.

Our Childhood Stroke question and answer sheets help inform families of what to ask in different appointment settings following a stroke. These have been developed through working with parents and professionals:

We've also developed a small medical information card (shown below) for use by childhood stroke survivors. If you'd like a free copy, please contact anna.panton@stroke.org.uk

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