About Brain Injury

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Relearning life-skills with peer support can be a game changer for our clients

Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in the UK today. For those who survive, its effects are not always visible or easy to diagnose, let alone understand and treat. As a biopsychosocial condition, support and rehabilitation pathways need to consider biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions when designing person centred packages that create a whole life view of clients development, health, illness, and social care needs.

The charity work closely with the Derby and Burton NHS Trust Head Injury Team and Neurological Outpatients Therapy Team, as well as with family members, GP’s, other health and social professionals, and our clients themselves to scope and work towards a suitable person-centred intervention plan.

Many brain injury survivors are forced to live with their own unique challenges and for some of these individuals relearning life-skills like resilience, coping skills, self-esteem, family and peer relationships, physical health, mental wellbeing, social skills, confidence, and self-identity can be game changers in returning to more fulfilled community life.

Our team of experienced and qualified professionals work sensitively with clients to ensure their decisions are at the centre of every support package we deliver.