1 Year On - We are Making an Impact

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In our first year we focused on three goals:

1. Funding groundbreaking, innovative research into new therapies and recovery programs. We have major initiatives with world class hospitals and universities in progress.

2. Raising global awareness of how widespread brain injury really is. We have already created community of over 38,000 supporters, fundraisers, social media influencers, survivors and carers. We have received over 1400 stories about your personal brain injury recovery and we'll be sharing what we've heard from these stories soon.

3. Training of advanced brain injury nurses and developing nursing courses. We have commissioned a unique Masters degree education programme for advance level practitioners to address the holistic rehabilitation of the brain, body & mind.


We have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by co-ordinating with brain injury recovery specialists in the UK and USA to develop and deliver online therapies and support for brain injury survivors in lockdown.

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.

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

Here is some of the work we have proudly supported over the last year…

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Advanced Practice Neurological Rehabilitation Education Programme

SameYou is funding a training programme for Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) to provide specialist care for young people recovering from strokes and brain injuries. The training programme is being delivered jointly between the RCN and The University of Nottingham.

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Spaulding Research Institute & SameYou

We are funding a groundbreaking 2-year study into the biopsychosocial impact of brain injury. This innovative study explores the interplay of physical problems, mental health and social challenges that brain injury survivors face, with a view to designing new biopsychosocial recovery therapies that will enable a level of recovery once thought impossible to achieve through traditional approaches.

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RCN & University of Edinburgh Young Adults Research Project

SameYou is working with the University of Edinburgh and the RCN Foundation to develop a pioneering brain injury recovery (neurorehabilitation) programme, for rollout in 2020. The goal is to advance the knowledge of patients’ mental, physical and cognitive needs, to enable new approaches to recovery care.

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Nursing Now

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As Ambassador for Nursing Now, Emilia believes strongly in Nursing Now's mission to improve health by raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide. Run in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now seeks to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges and maximize their contribution to achieving Universal Health Coverage.

We are partnering with world leading institutions

We are partnering with world leading institutions, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square in London, to pilot virtual rehabilitation in this time of Covid-19.

In this video Professor Nick Ward, consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queens Square in London and Professor of Neurology and Neurorehabilitation at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, talks about N-ROL - the new Neurorehabilitation Online Project which has been set up with the support of dedicated fundraising by SameYou.

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