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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!

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? 

New UK forum to draw up Covid-19 safety advice for people with a brain injury

on Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted in News

New UK forum to draw up Covid-19 safety advice for people with a brain injury
The Neurological Alliance and the Brain and Spine Foundation have jointly launched the Neuro COVID-19 Response Forum in a bid to create a cohesive approach to protecting people with neurological conditions during the pandemic.

Providing neuro occupational therapy as a remote support service during the coronavirus pandemic.

on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Posted in News, Fresh Thinking, Blog

Providing neuro occupational therapy as a remote support service during the coronavirus pandemic.
What are the benefits? How will OT adapt? How does a remote support service work?

Re-claiming life after brain injury

on Wednesday, 04 March 2020. Posted in Blog

Re-claiming life after brain injury
Neurorehabilitation is a path well-trodden by Krysalis blogger, Anne Ricketts. Here, she reflects on the “labyrinthine” nature of brain injury imprisoning survivors. 

Equine therapy

on Monday, 03 February 2020. Posted in Fresh Thinking

Equine therapy
Assessing the impact of Hippotherapy (an equine therapy) on occupational performance following brain injury: a case study Q&A. 

Loneliness post brain injury - How neuro occupational therapy can help combat loneliness

on Friday, 20 December 2019. Posted in Blog

Loneliness post brain injury - How neuro occupational therapy can help combat loneliness
It is likely all of us at some point in our lives will experience loneliness; that desolate feeling of solitude that wells up in response to unwanted isolation.

Introducing Rebecca

on Wednesday, 18 December 2019. Posted in Blog

Introducing Rebecca
Like the Wizard of Oz lead role she is playing this Christmas, brain injury survivor, Rebecca is “compassionate, courageous and calmly determined”. But will she reach her ‘Emerald City’? Her journey starts here:

Neuro OT - Combating the effects of concussion

on Sunday, 15 December 2019. Posted in Blog

Neuro OT - Combating the effects of concussion
Neuro OTs can help combat the creeping effects of concussion that take their toll on everyday life long after the injury occurred. 
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