Author Archives: Jan Rock


Recruitment now closed to applications.

April 20th, 2017

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?

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Recruitment Update!

January 31st, 2017

We have now secured additional funding for this post which will extend the term of this post to 12 months. We are now recruiting for a part time Family Support Worker to provide a range of support services to parents and carers of brain injured children living across the Tees Valley. They will provide advocacy, […]

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Law Firm Irwin Mitchell Supporting Short Animated Film

May 10th, 2016

Thanks to support from law firm Irwin Mitchell our new brain injury DVD will be provided FREE to families who are trying to deal with what is often a significant life changing experience. ‘Me and my Brain injury’ explains to the viewer how the brain works and how the connections within everyone’s brain are different.  […]

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NEW BRAIN INJURY FILM

March 31st, 2016

  MATRIX Neurological has created a short animated film called ‘Me and My Brain Injury’ that explains brain injury to a child or young person so that they can understand what has happened inside their head. The innovative film has been developed with funding from the Goshen Trust and the Tees Valley Community Foundation.  The […]

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"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
Dalton Leong; Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
Child 1 - Aged 14 and 3 years after a traumatic brain injury
2019 2020 Change
REASONING 301/800 426/800   +  125
MEMORY 181/800 304/800   +  123
ATTENTION 463/800 573/800   +  110
COORDINATION 47/800 309/800   +  262
PERCEPTION 158/800 374/800   +  216
"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"
Claire Willis; Australia
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
Shari Wade; USA
"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"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"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"
James Tonks; University of London
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and have conflicting priorities"
Cathy Jonson; Rehab without Walls; United Kingdom.

OUR MISSION: To work to remove inequalities for children & young people affected by acquired brain injury; and provide effective support to their families that makes a real difference.

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