All about stroke: information for children

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Stroke information

Resource type

For a child, a friend or family member having a stroke can be overwhelming and confusing. They might wonder why it happened and whether their loved one will get better. 

This guide explains in simple language what a stroke is, why it happens and what problems it can cause. It also explains what changes a child might notice in someone following a stroke and how they might feel about them. At the end of the guide, there's a list of resources including storybooks that can explain more about stroke and its effects. 

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Document date

Publication date
April 2018
Next review due
April 2020