Child Brain Injury Trust
Child Brain Injury Trust
Unit 7, McKibbin House
Our regional offices and helpline are staffed from 9am to 5pm five days a week. The service is supported by an answer machine at all other times so please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as we can.
Every 30 minutes in the UK, a child will acquire a brain injury. This could be the result of:
- An accident
- An illness such as meningitis or encephalitis
- A poisoning
- A stroke
- A brain tumour
A brain injury has a devastating and life-long impact on the child and their whole family. Bones can mend and scars can heal but a brain injury stays with you for life and impacts on everything you think, feel and do.
Established in 1991, the Child Brain Injury Trust supports children, young people, their families and professionals to come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future holds. An acquired brain injury will affect each person differently. However, there are some common issues that children and young people may face:
- Memory loss
- Mobility problems
- Personality changes
- Behavioural issues
- Changes in the way that they perceive themselves and others
How the Child Brain Injury Trust Can Help
We provide emotional & practical support, information and training to anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury. This includes the child or young person themselves, their family and the professionals who support them.
- An informative website - www.childbraininjurytrust.org.uk
- A rang of ELearning support regarding different issues children and families may experience
- Publications addressing important issues such as education and Transition
- Support at the early stage of injury through the journey of ABI
- Individual emotional and practical support
- Peer support – linking parents affected by childhood acquired brain injury to support one another
- Activity days and events for children and their brothers and sisters
- Respite days for parents
- ‘Give a Child a Chance’ small grants programme for children
The Child Brain Injury Trust has delivered workshops for a wide range of professionals who work with and support children with an acquired brain injury since 2005.
Training provisions include:-
- Study Days for professionals supporting a child after an acquired brain injury
- Training courses for staff working in Education, Health & Social Services and the Legal profession/ Case Management
- INSET days for staff in education
- Conferences and exhibitions for anyone interested in developing their knowledge and understanding about the impact of childhood acquired brain injury on families
For all the latest information from The Child Brain injury Trust visits our website: - www.childbraininjurytrust.org.uk
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