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
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, […]Read more
We urgently need volunteers for our Family Support Project. The role is to provide practical domestic support to families who have a child living with the effects of an acquired brain injury. This will include practical tasks such as light housework and/or shopping and help make life a little easier for parents who may be […]Read more
Matrix is delighted to welcome Naila Arif, our new Family Support Worker. Naila joined us recently and is busy getting to know the families we are currently supporting. Her role is to help and support families and ensure that parents are aware of their rights as carers. She is also building contacts with local GP […]Read more
We now have 4 new volunteers who are part of the Matrix team. Nicola is our Admin Volunteer who has succeeded in organising our office and keeps up on our toes! She is happy to get involved in all aspects of our work and is a calming influence in the office. Sven recently joined us […]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"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"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"
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"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"
"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."
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"