Team USA for Cycle Ibiza


Support SameYou in creating the missing emotional and mental health recovery services essential for survivors and their families.

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In April 2023, we are setting off to the stunning island of Ibiza to challenge ourselves physically and mentally to cycle around the island, and would like you to join Team USA!


WHERE: Ibiza, Spain

WHEN: 21st - 24th April 2023


CYCLE 200km or 140km over 2 days - all abilities

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We will be supporting you every step of the way, and are thrilled to have Tarja Huuskonen, CEO of Action for Results, Inspirational Speaker and Advisor to Life Sciences Executives on Innovation and Transformational Leader joining us to lead Team USA.

Tarja is a brain injury survivor herself and will be sharing her training with Team USA to encourage and support everyone along the way.

Tarja recently spoke with SameYou CEO Jenny Clarke Today’s on the #LeadersAgenda. In this episode, they discuss what it takes to start a movement, the power of patient stories, and what SameYou is doing to change how we think about brain injury recovery. To change patients’ lives, we must pause to hear their voices, even when we think they don't concern us. They do. They always do. Learn more about Leaders Agenda at #braininjury #brainhealth #mentalhealthawareness #neuroscience



About SameYou

SameYou is a charity dedicated to creating a future where anyone affected by brain injury can achieve the best possible recovery by accessing long term physical, psychological and emotional recovery services.

By taking part in Cycle Ibiza, you are helping SameYou to transform the way survivors and their loved ones are supported through providing emotional, mental health and cognitive recovery services, and supporting our plan to build a groundbreaking new recovery platform and centre for brain injury and stroke survivors and their families.

Why Brain Injury?

1 in 3 people will be affected by a brain injury at some point in their lives. 

Brain injury is one of the biggest - yet most neglected - global health challenges we face. At least 2.5 million people in the UK 1 and 155 million people globally2 live with the consequences of brain injury - more than with breast cancer or dementia. With aging populations, that number is set to double by 2035.

Brain injury affects the whole person - brain, body, and mind - and survivors have complex recovery needs. Integrated physical disability, cognitive impairment, mental health, and emotional trauma services are essential for survivors to recover and simply don't exist. Many lose their independence, and the social and emotional impacts can be overwhelming.

Despite advances in our understanding of the brain, effective treatment, and support for people with brain injury remains poor, with nearly half of all survivors feeling abandoned after leaving hospital. The devastating personal, societal, and economic consequences of brain injury demand that we do better.

Our work

SameYou are currently working with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hosptial Boston. We are funding a groundbreaking three-year study into the biopsychosocial impact of brain injury with Spaulding Rehabilitation, a world leader in advanced rehabilitation treatment and research and the official teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

The research initiative is led under the auspices of Dr Ross Zafonte, D.O., Senior Vice President Medical Affairs Research and Education at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. “Developing targeting treatments for younger persons with acquired, traumatic, or other brain injuries such as stroke, is a critical part of the future. We need to better understand who is going to benefit from what, and there is so much specificity that we need to learn.” Dr Zafonte says. “As we can build more targeted therapies, there’s an opportunity to transform the biological, psychological, and social side of people after brain injury.”

In collaboration with UCSF, we are piloting a Neurorecovery Flagship Recovery Liaison Program. The program will build a voluteer network to help patients understand the next steps in their care, and ensure they are aware of the resources available to them. 

In January 2023, we will be expanding our Neurorehabilitation Directory to cover the USA. We know first-hand how difficult it is to find the right neurorehabilitation services and so, we have created The Neuro Recovery Directory. The aim of this online directory is to signpost brain injury and stroke survivors to local services in the UK and USA. By building and growing this network it is our hope that we can help as many people and their families get the necessary support they need. 

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Source: 1. The Stroke Association; Headway 2. Seshadri et al, Lancel Neurol. 6, 1106-1114 (2007); Frost et al, Neuroepidemiology 40, 154-159 (2019)

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