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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!

Happy New Henry!

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Happy New Henry!
Happy New Henry! Occupational therapist, Louisa Hasseldine proves cerebral palsy (CP) is no barrier to bearing fruit - both professionally and personally! 

Chris’s incredible cooking progress with OT Zoe post brain injury

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Chris’s incredible cooking progress with OT Zoe post brain injury
How a Gordon Ramsey recipe with a peppering of OT helped turn a severely brain injured tree surgeon into a multi-tasking kitchen master. 

The lived experience of brain injury and chronic illness vividly depicted on Human Rights Day by celebrated UK artist, Ananya Rao Middleton

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The lived experience of brain injury and chronic illness vividly depicted on Human Rights Day by celebrated UK artist, Ananya Rao Middleton
If you find yourself gazing, eyes wide with wonder, at Ananya Rao Middleton’s vivid artwork, you are far from alone.

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

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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

Rebuilding parental skills post brain injury

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Rebuilding parental skills post brain injury
Building a grotto and playing Santa for his 3-year-old triplets was a Christmas wish for brain injury survivor, Matt – but it took an OT ‘elf’ proficient in chimney construction to make it come true… 

Holding onto your dreams post brain injury

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Holding onto your dreams post brain injury
How do you hold on to dreams, purpose and faith while living with a brain injury? Krysalis blogger, Annie Ricketts reflects on her own experience to find answers. 

MP Chris Bryant calls on the Government to ease the pain of families affected by brain injury during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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MP Chris Bryant calls on the Government to ease the pain of families affected by brain injury during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Rhonnda MP Chris Bryant spiced up the Commons with what he wants - what he “really, really wants” - to ease the “phenomenal” pain of families affected by brain injury during the Covid-19 pandemic

The 12 Days of an OT Christmas

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The 12 Days of an OT Christmas
Help yourself to some seasonal OT cheer! Our 12-day Krysalis Christmas countdown is stuffed with good spirits sharing their tales of joy to make others smile. 

Planning for Christmas when you or a loved one has a brain injury

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 Planning for Christmas when you or a loved one has a brain injury
So how do you start planning for Christmas when you or a loved one has a brain injury? The starting point may surprise you ...

UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum Time for Change Conference Showcases Beacons of Hope

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UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum Time for Change Conference Showcases Beacons of Hope
14 beacons of hope in neurorehabilitation since the UK’s Acquired Brain Injury Forum launched its Time for Change campaign. 

Road Safety Week 2020 - Mobility Scooters and Rules of the Road

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Road Safety Week 2020 - Mobility Scooters and Rules of the Road
From the hilarious to the horrifying, here are 20 reminders in Road Safety Week 2020 of the rules of riding mobility scooters on the road.

How to enjoy a daily dose of exercise despite brain injury

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How to enjoy a daily dose of exercise despite brain injury
There’s a wealth of scientific evidence showing how exercise benefits us, find out all about them here.

Reflecting on the ‘lived experience’ of stroke survivors 

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Stroke rehabilitation
The largest ever survey of the lived experience of stroke in the UK has confirmed neuro occupational therapy and other mental health support services are crucial to recovery. 

Treating yourself with compassion. Part 1

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Treating yourself with compassion. Part 1
Recognising the value of self-care in brain injury rehabilitation

The Krysalis OT80 (2020) Celebrating Occupational Therapy

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The Krysalis OT80 (2020) Celebrating Occupational Therapy
Eighty inspirational ways around the world in which occupational therapy (OT) has advanced or influenced brain injury rehabilitation.
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