Events

  • Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Friday, March 01, 2024 at 06:30 PM through March 31, 2024

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    Unite for better brain injury rehabilitation

    Brain Injury Awareness Month is dedicated to highlighting the complexities of brain injury and its true impact on survivors.

    SameYou co-founder, Emilia Clarke MBE, helped to smash the stigma around brain injury in young adults after speaking publicly about surviving two brain haemorrhages.

    It led to thousands of young survivors around the world finally speaking out about their own battles and revealing that access to rehabilitation is shockingly inadequate and it must be made available to those who need it.

    Now we are launching a campaign, Unmasking the Impact of Poor Rehabilitation Care, to outline just how essential it is for timely, high-quality rehabilitation services after brain injury.

    And we are asking for YOUR help to shine the spotlight on this very real, global issue. We are calling for a show of unity throughout Brain Injury Awareness Month, which runs through March, to help advocate for improved access to support, world-wide.

     

    How to get involved...

    • Help us to build a picture of the critical importance of rehabilitation care for the 1 in 3 who will experience a brain injury in their lifetime.
    • Wherever you are located in the world, and however you are affected by brain injury, we would like you to submit a picture that reminds you of an achievement during the recovery journey and provide a short description telling us why you are calling for better brain injury rehabilitation care.
    • Your voice and your personal experience are essential to help us to campaign for better rehabilitation care for survivors.

     

    We are calling for everyone - survivors, loved ones, supporters and the medical community - to come together with their story to help to educate the public about the challenge that comes from a brain injury and to advocate for better rehabilitation services.

     

    Tell us your story

     

    Throughout the month, we will also be featuring more survivor stories and sharing resources informing people about the effects of brain injury as well as inviting them to unite to call for better rehabilitation services.

     

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  • Bike and Hike 2025

    Friday, April 25, 2025 at 06:00 PM through April 27, 2025 · Talamenca, Ibiza

     

    In April 2025, we will be jetting off to Ibiza to take on a mental and physical challenge – a walk or cycle ride around the beautiful Spanish island.

    Come join us and support SameYou in creating the missing emotional and mental health recovery services essential for survivors and their families.

     

    Sea side of Ibiza with SameYou's Bike-Hike Ibiza logo

     

    Date: 25-27th April 2025

    Where: Ibiza

    Fundraising target: £1750

    Challenge: Hike (25km - 12.5 per day) or Bike (140km for the short course, 200km for the long course over 2 days)

     

    If you are ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure and make a positive impact for the 1 in 3 who will experience a brain injury in their lifetime, sign up below:

    Complete your registration

     

    We have a number of sponsorship opportunities linked to this event, to find out more contact [email protected]

     

    Why fundraising for SameYou was magical for Tobias

    Fundraiser Tobias Hassels said he experienced a special, defining moment as he finished SameYou’s 120km Cycle Ibiza challenge, which was his first sports event after suffering a brain injury. The chef and musician, who had to learn to walk, eat and talk again after a devastating aneurysm, signed up to the event in April as he thought it was a chance to reconnect with his injury and tell his story publicly as he fundraised. Read more here

    Picture of Tobias on his bike during Cycle Ibiza 2023

     

    About SameYou

    Emilia Clarke MBE helped to smash the stigma around brain injury in young adults after speaking publicly about surviving two brain haemorrhages – which led to thousands of young survivors around the world finally speaking out about their own battles and revealing that access to rehabilitation is shockingly inadequate and it must be made available to those who need it.

    SameYou’s mission is to pilot recovery innovations that bring immediate benefits to brain injury survivors and their families. It operates with a small team and works with powerful partners globally to launch ground-breaking therapies and lead vital research into brain injury that wouldn’t be funded otherwise.

     

    Why Brain Injury?

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

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

    Brain injury affects the whole person - brain, body and spirit - and survivors have complex recovery needs.

    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 the hospital. The devastating personal, societal and economic consequences of brain injury demand that we do better.

    Bike riders from SameYou's Cycle Ibiza in 2023

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