Lack of rehabilitation services causes a second trauma for people after a brain injury or stroke

50% of stroke survivors had sessions of therapy cancelled during Covid-19, and 56% said they did not feel safe to attend a scheduled session. Covid-19 numbers are set to rise again over the coming winter months, causing fear and uncertainty for many.

Neurological issues as a result of Covid-19 have been noted in studies and the emergence of this new population of survivors who have significant, and potentially long-term, support needs will put further pressure on existing services.

We are determined to do absolutely all that we can and fund more virtual neurorehabilitation to offer reassurance and support for people after a brain injury. Can you help?

Ghana nursing students selected as winners of the first Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative

A team of four nursing students from Ghana have been selected by a panel of global health experts as the winners of the first Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative (NCGSI) with their plan to implement a telehealth rehabilitation platform for people having experienced a brain injury.

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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 partnering with our wide community of clinicians and therapists to give you access to information that would not be readily available, and provide reassurance on your journey to recovery and finding your SameYou. 

Positive Minds: An introduction to managing irritability

Irritability is a common symptom after brain injury – just like memory or physical difficulties. Whether it takes the form of anger, aggression or frustration, you are not to blame. Dr Emma Hale introduces some ways to help manage it.

Positive Minds: Why does brain injury cause irritability?

Dr Emma Hale talks through the reasons why you might experience irritability after a brain injury and why it can be harder to moderate your emotions.

Positive Minds: Introduction to cognitive fusion

Often negative emotions are caused by negative thoughts. Lowri Wilkes shares a simple way to stop you getting caught up with unhelpful thinking.

N-ROL is a telerehabilitation initiative with UCLH Queen Square which was made possible thanks to your generous fundraising.

Rehabilitation is often the forgotten part of the care pathway – but it’s vital for achieving the best recovery. During COVID-19, we knew people with stroke and other brain injuries were spending less time in hospital receiving neurorehabilitation, and so wanted to find a way of helping community rehabilitation teams by offering additional online group based neurorehabilitation to people directly in their own homes. 

We have created a solution with N-ROL, and need your support to continue this work.

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