We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £80,000 from BBC Children in Need and Youth Futures to expand our innovative team. The new posts will be providing education support to brain injured children and young people through the COVID crises. Many of our children and young people are already years behind their […]Read more
JOB ADVERTISEMENT We are looking for 2 x SPECIALIST SEN SUPPORT WORKERS, 1 X ADMIN & RESOURCE WORKER & 1 X FAMILY SUPPORT ASSISTANT/BEFRIENDER Matrix Neurological is an innovative charity based in Middlesbrough that exists to help remove inequalities for children and young people living with an acquired brain injury. We also provide practical and […]Read more
We were recently featured as a Case Study on the Charity Digital Website and in the Charity Digital e-Magazine. This led to us recording a Podcast with Charity Digital and the National Cyber Security Centre. Please see the link below: To listen to the Podcast: https://charitydigital.org.uk/podcasts/post-covid-19-resilience-how-to-be-a-more-digitally-secure-charityRead more
Our staff are now returning to work in the office whilst maintaining social distancing measures and in line with government guidance. The office is not yet open to the public and face-to-face support sessions will continue via telephone or video platforms only. Please contact us as normal by telephone on 01642 989116 and email us […]Read more
Here at MATRIX Neurological we have been planning for the current ‘Covid 19 shut down’ situation for some weeks. Our key staff are now set up to work from home and are continuing to support our families via telephone, email, Skype, Facetime and Whatsapp. You can contact us via the usual channels.Read more
MATRIX Neurological is an innovative lived experience-led charity that supports children and young people who are living with an acquired brain injury; and provides practical and emotional support to their families. We deliver a range of services under three workstreams: Case Management, Children and Young People Support and Family Support. We employ two staff and […]Read more
We are currently looking to recruit 2 additional Trustees to assist with the management and governance of MATRIX Neurological, a registered charity and Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). It is not essential that you have any experience of child brain injury; but it would be an advantage. If you are experienced and qualified in any of […]Read more
MATRIX Neurological founder, Jan Rock, featured this morning on Zetland FM helping to increase the awareness around brain injury as part of the Action for Brain Injury week which started today (8th May 2017) During the interview Jan discusses the support and services offered by MATRIX Neurological and the charities drive and commitment to bringing […]Read more
The closing date for the submission of applications has now passed and we have shortlisted candidates for interview. Watch this space for the introduction the successful candidate. Who will become our second Family Support Worker to assist families affected by childhood brain injury in the Tees Valley area?Read more
"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"
"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."
"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"
"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"
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury. Stressful experiences alter brain development of a child, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"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."
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
"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"
"Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation cannot be delivered in isolation. The needs of the child have to be looked at both holistically and within the context of the family unit. Parents need to be empowered to be parents in post-acute pediatric neuro-rehabilitation following brain injury"