For the last five years, BBC Children in Need have been supporting some of our our innovative work with children and young people who are living with either a traumatic or an non-traumatic brain injury, following a serious accident or illness.
We are delighted to have been selected to be part of the BBC Children in Need Launch Event and have our film shown on BBC Look North on Friday 10 November. The film tells Luke’s story and how his life was unexpectedly changed by a stroke when he was 11.
Click the link below to access the broadcast.
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"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"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"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"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to prioritise in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
"Different 'experts' involved in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"