N-ROL is an innovative way to get therapy and support into people's homes

During COVID-19, we knew people with stroke and other brain injuries were spending less time in hospital receiving neurorehabilitation. Rehabilitation is often the forgotten part of the care pathway – but it’s vital for achieving the best recovery.

SameYou wanted to find a way of helping community rehabilitation teams by offering additional online group based neurorehabilitation to people directly in their own homes.

 

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SameYou challenges nurses to help transform recovery care & rehabilitation after brain injury

SameYou are delighted to sponsor the first Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative in partnership with Nursing Now. We believe that nurses have a critical role to play in brain injury recovery and should contribute to the development and innovation in this field.

Our challenge to nurses: Identify the gaps in brain injury rehabilitation needs and available services. Explain how nurses can transform recovery care and rehabilitation after a brain injury, and describe how your approach could be implemented.

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When you leave hospital… make sure
recovery comes home with you.

When you leave hospital, it can feel like you are ‘falling off a cliff’. We are building a new digital library with our wide community of clinicians and therapists to provide reassurance on your journey to recovery and finding your SameYou.

Positive Minds: Building Wellbeing after Brain Injury

Dr Zoe Fisher discusses the benefit of positive emotion and experiences following brain injury, talking you through some exercises that have been shown to improve wellbeing that you can practice at home.

Positive Health: How positive health behaviours impact on the mind

Professor Andrew Kemp explains how positive health behaviours - such as engaging in regular exercise and adopting a healthy diet - complement psychological interventions for improving wellbeing following brain injury.

Positive Relationships: Dealing with other people after brain injury

Dr Giles Yeates explains why, following acquired brain injury, survivors often need their world to be predictable and routine-based to manage day to day. However an unavoidable aspect of life that is very unpredictable is the presence of other people – their actions and communication.

What is a brain injury?

Emilia talks to Professor Nick Ward who runs the UCL Queen Square rehabilitation service, about what she, as a patient, wanted to know about brain injury recovery, what happens after a brain injury and the innovations that will transform rehabilitation in the future. In this first video, Professor Ward explains what a brain injury is.

Read about our project with UCL