We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from Comic Relief, through Tees Valley Community Foundation, to fund an innovative learning support group for parents who are living with the effects of their child’s brain injury.
The BIG for Parents Project will enable us to engage with families that are affected by a brain injury and provide support to help them navigate around and access some very disjointed public services.
The aim of setting up this group is to reduce isolation and bring family resilience by bringing parents together and offer training and skills development to deepen their understanding of acquired brain injury and provide hope for the future. Parents will learn more about relaxation methods and self care, understand better the effects of an acquired brain injury and what they can do to aid their child’s recovery.
Sessions will commence in early January and anyone wanting more information about how to join should contact Jan Rock on 01642 989116 or email her at Jan@matrixneurological.org.uk
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"
"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"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"