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We are passionate about neurological rehabilitation, our resources page has been designed to help us share our collective wisdom to influence and educate people and to spark moments of inspiration and points of discussion.

If you are interested in, or have been affected by brain injury, if you love occupational therapy or anything neurological you are very welcome… come on in and join us!

What the experts say - stress and anxiety advice for brain injury survivors during the Covid-19 pandemic

on Monday, 18 May 2020. Posted in Blog

What the experts say - stress and anxiety advice for brain injury survivors during the Covid-19 pandemic
If there was just one thing leading acquired brain injury advisers would recommend to tackle stress and anxiety, what it would it be? Here are their top tips and honest insights:

BBC backs our brain injury survivor’s face shield appeal for NHS!

on Tuesday, 05 May 2020. Posted in Blog

BBC backs our brain injury survivor’s face shield appeal for NHS!
Brain injury survivor, Demelza Fry will be talking about her campaign to support frontline Covid-19 workers in a BBC Radio interview this weekend.

Covid-19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor - Part 7

on Monday, 04 May 2020. Posted in Blog

Covid-19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor - Part 7
How do you cope through Covid-19 when you’re alone on a small English island, living life with a brain injury?  Anne Ricketts helps us to understand.

Twenty apps to boost brain injury rehabilitation

on Thursday, 16 April 2020. Posted in Blog

Twenty apps to boost brain injury rehabilitation
We’ve uncovered 20 apps cited by the NHS as useful aids to neurorehabilitation.

Video gaming could stimulate six of the brains cognitive functions and provide a timely tool for neurological occupational therapists

on Friday, 17 April 2020. Posted in Blog

Video gaming could stimulate six of the brains cognitive functions and provide a timely tool for neurological occupational therapists
A new report suggests video gaming could be a means to enhance six key brain functions.

Covid-19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor - Part five

on Thursday, 16 April 2020. Posted in Blog

Covid-19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor - Part five
I don’t think any of us would previously have considered that it would take a pandemic to help people understand what it is like to live with hidden disabilities

Covid-19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor - Part Six

on Wednesday, 22 April 2020. Posted in Blog

Covid-19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor - Part Six
Since I came off a huge horse and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury twenty years ago, I have lived in my own little world and, in truth, it hadn't occurred to me before to pay attention to my human needs to connect.

Brain injury survivor launches face shield appeal for NHS

on Wednesday, 29 April 2020. Posted in Blog

 Brain injury survivor launches face shield appeal for NHS
Brain injury survivor, Demelza Fry is leading an urgent face shield appeal to protect frontline medical and care workers against the onslaught of Covid-19.

The best ways to help isolated brain injury survivors use video calling during the Covid-19 pandemic

on Saturday, 11 April 2020. Posted in Blog

The best ways to help isolated brain injury survivors use video calling during the Covid-19 pandemic
Video calling is helping us to cope through Covid-19 isolation but what about the millions of UK residents - brain injury survivors among them – who can’t use it?

Six ways to help someone with a brain injury stop touching their face during the Covid-19 pandemic.

on Wednesday, 08 April 2020. Posted in Blog

Six ways to help someone with a brain injury stop touching their face during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It seems humans can’t help unwittingly touching their faces, particularly the areas around the mouth, nose and eyes. But that puts us at particular risk of infecting ourselves with viruses, like Covid-19, and bacteria from the surfaces with which our han

Covid 19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor - Part one

on Wednesday, 01 April 2020. Posted in Blog

Covid 19, brain injury and me: diary of an ABI survivor - Part one
It is uncertain times for our brave brain injury blogger, Anne Ricketts as each new day dawns in the coronavirus pandemic.

Providing neurological occupational therapy within the COVID-19 stay at home rules: Over 200 activities for brain injury survivors and their families!

on Thursday, 26 March 2020. Posted in Blog

Providing neurological occupational therapy within the COVID-19 stay at home rules: Over 200 activities for brain injury survivors and their families!
Self-distancing or self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t have to bring an end to enjoyable activities that boost neurorehabilitation

The WFOT warns of an upcoming surge in demand for rehabilitation services

on Thursday, 28 May 2020. Posted in News

The WFOT warns of an upcoming surge in demand for rehabilitation services
The World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) is warning of a demand surge for rehabilitation services for Covid-19 survivors.

How can self-employed neuro OTs financially support their families during the COVID-19 pandemic?

on Monday, 23 March 2020. Posted in Blog

How can self-employed neuro OTs financially support their families during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The Government has now announced “an unprecedented level” of support to help keep families afloat during the crisis.  How will they help self-employed neuro occupational therapists facing financial difficulties? 

RCOT publish: Retaining the essence of occupation remotely.

on Friday, 29 May 2020. Posted in News

RCOT publish: Retaining the essence of occupation remotely.
This article, written by our clinical director and one of our clinical managers is published in the June edition of the RCOT’s magazine, OT News.
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