We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from Comic Relief, through Tees Valley Community Foundation, to fund an innovative learning support group for parents who are living with the effects of their child’s brain injury. The BIG for Parents Project will enable us to engage with families that are affected by a […]Read more
You probably won’t be aware but we were entered into the ‘You say, we pay’ Competition run by ASDA and Matrix Neurological were a chosen charity for the month of August along with two other well-known charities. During that month, customers and staff then vote for the charity they want to win. Well you can […]Read more
Matrix Neurological has come a very long way since becoming a registered charity on 16 January 2015 and we are happy to share our biggest achievement to date. Our Chair was honoured to be invited to be one of the opening speakers at the worlds’ first International Paediatric Brain Injury Conference that was held in […]Read more
On Tuesday 6 October at The Middlesbrough Hotel, we officially launched our charity. The evening was very special to us and enabled us to share our vision and aims with friends and supporters who attended the event. There was, unfortunately some glitches with technology and those attending were unable to view Callum’s personal message which […]Read more
Brilliant news! MATRIX Neurological has recently received a £1,000 donation from The Stewarts Law Foundation, a charitable foundation established by the partners of Stewarts Law firm of solicitors. This was quite unexpected and will greatly help the charity to carry out its aims to support children, young people and their families who are living with […]Read more
The official launch date for our charity is now set to take place on Tuesday 6 October. The event is to be held at The Middlesbrough Hotel (formerly The Thistle Hotel) from 6 pm. The launch will give the trustees the opportunity to thank our supporters and local dignitaries and let them know what our […]Read more
We have recently welcomed our first volunteer to MATRIX Neurological, Giles Hudson. Giles himself lives with the effects of an acquired brain injury which he suffered as a 19 year old. Giles already volunteers as a trustee for another organisation and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of acquired brain injury. […]Read more
Callum has recently been offered a place on the BSc in Physiotherapy at York St John University. This is a wonderful achievement for him and he is looking forward to taking up his place at university this September and we will keep you posted as to how he is getting on. To get here Callum […]Read more
MATRIX Neurological was invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Darlington Building Society on Thursday 23 April and the event was held at Middlesbrough football Club’s Riverside Stadium. Darlington building society prides itself on being a community focused organisation and supports local charities in a number of ways, including cash donations which are accessed […]Read more
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"