Further Information

Chats CoverIn April 2023 a new guide to help children where someone close to them has had a stroke was launched. The booklet, CHATS: (Children Helped by Adults to Talk about Stroke) was developed by Dr. Áine Connolly, Principal Clinical Psychologist, and Ms. Wendy Moynan, Social Work Team Leader of TUH.

The authors have years of experience helping patients, and families with children to navigate the difficult adjustment after a stroke in our hospital. Previous international studies have highlighted that talking to children and young people about a loved one’s illness is important for their mental health. However, research is also clear that adults find sharing a diagnosis with children emotionally challenging. Staff in the stroke service in TUH recognised that there was a gap in terms of the provision of accessible, good-quality information to help adults to talk to children after such a traumatic event. You can read the booklet by clicking on this link 

For queries and feedback about the booklet email  -  chats@tuh.ie

To watch a short animated video about CHATS click here - bit.ly/3GRelu4

Irish Heart Foundation - www.irishheart.ie

The Volunteer Stroke Scheme - www.strokescheme.ie
The Stroke Association - www.stroke.org.uk
The Carers Association - www.carersireland.com
Employ Ability - www.employability.ie
Citizens Information Centre (Tallaght) - www.tallaghtinfo.com
American Heart Association - www.americanheart.org
Headway Ireland - www.headway.ie
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland - www.abiireland.ie
The Acquired Brain Injury Advocacy Association - www.briireland.ie
Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute - www.indi.ie
Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists - www.iaslt
Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists - www.iscp.ie
Useful aphasia websites - www.speakability.org.uk / www.ukconnect.org /

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