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Child Brain Injury Trust launches new Brain Injury Information Card day 5

May 18th, 2018|Tags: , , |

This year’s Action for Brain Injury Week saw the Child Brain Injury Trust launch our new support service for young people with acquired brain injuries. I am so proud that we have launched our Brain Injury Information Card which are suitable for young people aged 11-18. The idea behind the [...]

Growing up with ABI – guest post by Owen Pugh

May 16th, 2018|Tags: , , |

When I was learning about my newly acquired ABI, it all seemed so confusing. I was so used to hearing the explanation about what had happened to me from doctors and parents that my head felt like it was spinning sometimes, trying to take in all of that information. At [...]

New Brain Injury Information Cards

May 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

On the 14th May 2018 the Child Brain Injury Trust launches a new support service for young people with acquired brain injuries. The launch coincides with Action for Brain Injury Week. The new service is a Brain Injury Information Card, suitable for young people aged 11-18. The idea behind the [...]

Brain Injury in Early Years – Katie’s Story

May 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

During Action for Brain Injury Week 2017, the Child Brain Injury Trust has launched our campaign aimed at staff working in Early Years childcare settings.  Taking care of babies and young children is very hard work and accidents can happen very easily. We have been sharing stories of families from [...]

Unsung Hero – one of our own

June 9th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Our recent Action for Brain Injury Week campaign aimed to recognise the Unsung Heroes of childhood acquired brain injury. This saw our blog posts being shared far and wide and helped us to raise awareness of this often hidden and often misunderstood condition. These blog posts also provided inspiration a [...]

Action for Brain Injury Week Theme Announced – ‘Unsung Heroes’

February 1st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

This year’s Action for Brain Injury Week will take place from 18th – 24th May. The Child Brain Injury Trust would like to take this opportunity to raise awareness of the ‘unsung heroes’ throughout the UK. Following a childhood acquired brain injury, many parents, siblings and extended family members take [...]

Public urged to Know the Risks of Mild Brain Injury with launch of new app

January 29th, 2015|Tags: , , |

A new app which could help save the lives of those with brain injuries has been launched at Stormont. Each year more than 2,000 people in Northern Ireland sustain a brain injury, while many more live with the long term effects. As part of last year’s Action for Brain Injury [...]

Action for Brain Injury Week – Janet Grew Blog Post

May 15th, 2014|Tags: , |

In July 2011, Sophia Grew contracted viral meningitis at birth which led to her acquiring a brain injury. This was a difficult time for the whole family as she developed cardiac problems and a bleed to the brain as well as going into major organ failure. Sophia was on life [...]

Action for Brain Injury Week – Blog by David Russell-Douglas

May 15th, 2014|Tags: , |

Joshua was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (A.L.L) in 2006 (aged 3) and commenced on an intense three and a half year high dose chemotherapy regime to eradicate all traces of cancerous cells. One of these drugs - methotrexate was given into his spine and thus had direct access to [...]