About Us

SameYou is Emilia Clarke's charity campaigning for equal access to brain injury recovery

Emilia Clarke survived two life threatening brain haemorrhages while working on Game of Thrones. 

Emilia decided to share her story and start SameYou to increase awareness that 1 in 3 people will be affected by brain injury and of the gap between the need and the lack of recovery care.

SameYou's purpose is for brain injury survivors to feel they haven't lost the person they were before. 

When your brain is injured, it is called an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). ABI is primarily made up of stroke, brain tumour and traumatic brain injury (where sudden trauma to the brain is caused by external force such as a fall, sports concussion or road traffic accident).

It's estimated that nearly 1 in 3 people will have an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) at some point in their life. Reports say that more than 135 million worldwide are living with brain injury. This is an underestimate of the scale of the problem due to the lack of focus on brain injury.

You will know someone with a brain injury at some point, and they will not receive the care they need.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies rehabilitation as a substantial and ever-increasing unmet global need - but it's not an integrated part of health services. Neurorehabilitation is among the most neglected and underfunded. 

What are SameYou's goals?


What are SameYou's principles?

We stand up for what's right for brain injury survivors and their families. 

We believe in the effectiveness of compassion, kindness and listening.

Our first year has delivered practical help and tangible improvements in recovery, but we know we have so much more to do. With your continued help, we’ll get there.

How to help?

SameYou is looking for community champions to help build a world-wide movement.

Will you be a community champion for SameYou?

What it means:

  • You'll join the SameYou community team
  • Start conversations about the inequality of brain injury rehabilitation
  • Recruit people to join our community to start a movement
  • Fundraise for us
  • Amplify our campaigns
  • Be part of the change

Interested? Contact angelamatheickal@sameyou.org. We'll be there to support you with information and materials every step of the way and connect you with other community champions around the world.

Please donate to help us continue our work to improve recovery for young adults after brain injury and stroke.

To learn more about our work so far and our partners, click here.


Stats source: Seshadri, S. & Wolf, P. A. Lifetime risk of stroke and dementia: current concepts, and estimates from the Framingham Study. Lancet Neurol. 6, 1106–1114 (2007).

Before you go, help us spread the word...