Being the carer of someone with a brain or head injury can be tough.
Besides the support of a professional team, you may also want to speak to other people directly affected by a brain injury in the family.
Emotional support from brain injury charities
- We work closely with Brain Injury is BIG (B.I.G.), a registered charity for the family members of people with severe brain injuries. They have a website, an online discussion forum and a telephone helpline so that connecting with someone who knows exactly what you’re going through is never too far away.
- If you have a child who is affected by brain injury, leading children’s charity The Children’s Trust also has an online support forum that you can access through their website.
Brain injury is BIG
Brain Injury is BIG provide emotional support to families who have a loved one who has sustained a life changing brain injury. The founding members all have personal experience of the devastation caused to families by a brain injury and are able to offer phone and email support across the UK as well as hosting an on line forum on their website. They also run a small grants scheme to help families with travel costs, the purchase of small items of specialist equipment and therapies.
The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Hub
Child Brain Injury Trust
The Child Brain Injury Trust provide emotional and practical support to families affected by childhood brain injury across the UK. Via a team of professional staff and volunteers, they are able to offer face to face meetings, phone and email support in hospitals, school and in the community.
One Punch UK
Formed after one of the founders (Maxine) lost her son due to a one punch attack, One Punch UK aim to provide the support and guidance that was missing in those early days when Maxine needed it most.
One Punch UK look to raise awareness of the devastation that ONE PUNCH can do and provide educational sessions to educate people about the risks and consequences of a split second decision to engage in violence. Additionally, they support the victims of one-punch violence, which includes families and friends who have also suffered as a result.
Additional sources of emotional support
- You can find details of several brain and head injury support groups and charities here.
- The BIG Directory has a comprehensive list of charities and support groups for those affected by brain injuries
How can the Brain Injury Group help you?
If you’ve been affected by brain injury and need free legal or welfare advice, there are several ways to get in touch:
- Call us on 0800 612 9660 or 03303 112541
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete this short enquiry form and we’ll get back to you