On Tuesday 6 October at The Middlesbrough Hotel, we officially launched our charity. The evening was very special to us and enabled us to share our vision and aims with friends and supporters who attended the event.
There was, unfortunately some glitches with technology and those attending were unable to view Callum’s personal message which was to be shown as the finale to our event.
In an attempt to rectify this we’ve uploaded the video onto our website and you can view it below.
Once again we thank all those attending for supporting us and we hope to continue working together to make lives better for children, young people and their families living with the effects of a brain injury.
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"Brain development is complex and prolonged. Brain plasticity is influenced by a range of factors. Plasticity provides a base for neuro-rehab therapies and treatment"
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab centres. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"Parent-supported interventions after pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we deliver neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"Families and professionals spend time focusing on the negative aspects of ABI. Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"