We wanted to thank Karen Harwood of the South Tees NHS Trust for inviting us to attend their Carers Launch event.
The launch was held in the Atrium of James Cook University Hospital on Monday 8 February 2016 and enabled local charities and other organisations to promote their carers services.
The event also enabled hospital and other NHS staff to learn more about the important and valuable community support services that are available to their patients and their families.
Our stand had many visitors and it was lovely to see so much interest in what we are offering. A warm “hello and thank you” to all the lovely people we met on the day.
We were able to hand out many of our leaflets and there was much interest in our new Brain Injury Group for Parents and our new animated film that explains acquired brain injury and its complex effects to children and young people.
You can next see us out and about at the Parents for Change Information Day on Thursday 24 March 2016, being held at Middlesbrough Sports Village on Marton Road between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Why not pop along to see us!
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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"
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Children and young people have poor social competence post brain injury due to reduced cognition, executive functions, and emotional control. As a result they are twice as likely to have mental health issues in the future"