SameYou is working to develop better recovery treatment for survivors of brain injury and stroke

We work with global partners to find and test new holistic treatments and play our part in making these available to survivors.

1 in 3 people will have an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) at some point in their life. Almost half feel abandoned when they leave hospital due to the lack of rehab therapies.

Click here to read about our work so far.

 

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Finding brain injury rehabilitation services in the UK close to you

We know how difficult it is to find neurorehabilitation services once people leave hospital, so we created this directory to signpost to local services in the UK. The US will be coming soon.

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Survivor Stories

On the 21st March 2019 the actor Emilia Clarke shared her deeply personal experiences of having two cerebral aneurysm bleeds. She spoke of having two neurosurgeries and the consequent neurological symptoms such as losing her speech, pain, fatigue and the psychological impact. Emilia realised she was not alone and that others had experienced similar things. So she asked you to tell her your story - and you and your loved ones responded with stories of your pain, loss, resilience and recovery, just like Emilia.

On this page, survivors, carers, friends and family share their personal experiences of acquired brain and traumatic brain injuries.

Atticus Lim: Neither my family nor I knew what to expect

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Veronique Theberge: My brain injury story

Veronique's brain injury was acquired following a brain infection called viral meningo-encephalitis.

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Luke and Ellis Parry: Our Story

A few years ago, my identical twin brother, Luke, suffered a traumatic brain injury. The event would change his life completely but also inspire the work we now dedicate ourselves to. It is a deeply personal story and is central to the company, our ethos and vision.

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Leon sustained a hypoxic brain injury ten years ago

In this video with Dr. Katherine Dawson, Leon talks about the early days after his brain injury, anger, memory, and fatigue issues and how understanding how his brain has been affected made him feel more in control.

Please watch Leon's story and donate to enable SameYou to keep our critical work going. 

 

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. 

Tai Chi for survivors of brain injury and stroke

With a background in Chinese martial arts (tai chi and kung fu), Dr Giles Yeates demonstrates a Tai Chi routine for survivors of brain injury and stroke to try.

Positive Minds: Introduction to returning to work

Returning to work or a meaningful purposeful activity is an essential part of many people's journey's following a brain injury or stroke. Dr Giles Yeates looks at what is entailed in the journey back to work.

 

Positive Minds: Returning to work post brain injury

Dr. Giles Yeates looks at the complicated journey back to work after a brain injury or stroke and the need for support from employers and clinical services.