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 charity has received very positive comments from everyone who has viewed the film so far; including senior medical professionals. The film is available for sale to help the charity with its fundraising activities; but will be given free to those families that the charity works with. All income generated from the film sales will be reinvested back into the charity to enable them to support more brain injured children and their families.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the informative brain injury film, please contact us via our website or call 01642 989116.
We also offer the opportunity for businesses to sponsor copies of the ABI film by covering the purchase costs of a fixed number of ABI films, to enable it to be given free to families outside of the local area. If any business is interested in sponsoring copies of the film, please contact Jan Rock or Ann Dale to discuss the available options.
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"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"
"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."
"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"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is proven to bring health improvements; improve independence; reduces the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"