Join SameYou and help develop better recovery treatments for survivors of brain injury and stroke

By growing our global community of support, and collaborating with world class specialists to create innovative therapies, SameYou is determined to make the missing emotional and cognitive recovery treatments accessible to every survivor.

Over 10,000 people have written to Emilia since we launched SameYou, telling us that they haven't got the right treatments to help them recover. We have created a qualitative research report analysing the main reasons why survivors and their loved ones feel unable to move on after brain injury.

This report is a guide to the life-changing challenges survivors face and we hope it will help to start to transform the way brain injury survivors and their loved ones are supported.

But we can't do this alone. We need YOU - our survivors, carers, providers and allies to join SameYou in the recovery revolution. Together we can transform the lives of 1 in 3 people who will develop a brain injury in their lifetime.

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SameYou are collaborating with UCSF, one of the USA's leading academic medical centres to expand our Neuro Recovery Directory

The University of California San Francisco Neurorecovery Clinic has put together a resource guide for patients, families and caregivers. It features services and programmes in the Bay Area and beyond that support patients with neurological injuries or concerns. 

View the full directory of support services

Survivor Stories

Many of you have written to SameYou about your experience of brain injury and told us how you identified with Emilia's story. There was a common feeling of relief about hearing a familiar story from someone young, and speaking out to normalise the injury. People were comforted that Emilia had gone through something similar to them or to a family member or loved one. 

The overwhelming emotion was of gratitude that Emilia was breaking her silence and that enabled and emboldened so many others to tell their brain injury story - some for the first time. It was as if people now have permission to speak out about their story.

I get days when I just want to give up. But after hearing your story it has made me realise, I'm not on my own!

You have told us that by sharing your stories, and reading other people's, offers hope, comfort and much needed peer-to-peer support that is often hard to find. 

SameYou have created this support resource called Portraits to tell the untold story of brain injury. If you would like to share your story, please get in touch here.

Portrait: Catherine's mum Mimi

This story is about my mum, Mimi, who sadly passed away in August last year following a long battle with a brain injury.

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Portrait: Dave Jones

I had a brain stem bleed in July 2017 at the age of 36, and a TIA 12 months later.  Being young, fit and healthy they were both totally unexpected.

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

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This short film tells the stories of brain injury survivors from the survivors themselves

We asked them to tell us how they feel. Some of them have done this for the very first time. We applaud their courage for speaking out. We invite everyone to hear and understand the lived experiences of brain injury and find out what has helped people recover and what is needed to help so many more. 

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’. SameYou have created digital resource library with our wide community of clinicians and therapists to 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.