Find out how the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) help's people with acquired brain injury (ABI) become more independent.

  • Meg: Whilst climbing in Snowdonia Meg sustained a severe brain injury after falling 30 feet, striking her head and breaking her neck. She then spent two months in a coma and when she regained consciousness she had no recollection of her accident. Since moving to Thomas Edward Mitton House (TEM) Meg has undergone intensive rehabilitation including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy. She has now moved into a community house, enjoying much more independence. Read Meg's story.
  • Martin: Following a day on the beach having a BBQ, Martin unexpectedly collapsed, remaining unconscious and stopped breathing. After being resuscitated twice by a friend, he was taken to Poole hospital where doctors found that he had a bleed on the brain. Through a difficult period of rehabilitation at TEM House Martin was finally discharged after a number of successful home visits. Read Martin's story.
  • Jonathan: After being involved in a road traffic accident in 1988, Jonathan spent five months in hospital with severe cognitive and behavioural problems. After the death of his mother in 2013 it was agreed that Jonathan needed to be in the best place to suit his needs, and following an assessment he moved to Thomas Edward Mitton House where he learned to address all aspects of his personal care. He has now moved to Browns Wood, TEM House‚Äôs transitional living service. Read Jonathon's story.

  • Mick: In September 2013 Mick suffered a cardiac arrest which resulted in a hypoxic brain injury which meant that he had various difficulties with mobility, cognition and behaviour. The occupational therapy and clinical team at TEM House worked with Mick to work with him on improving his personal care and promote his independence. He has now moved to Browns Wood transitional living service. Read Mick's story.