Here you can find links for useful information related to brain injury, provided by experts from across the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) and The Disabilities Trust.
Whether it's you, or maybe somebody you know with a brain injury, if you are a health and social care professional supporting others, or if you are simply looking to learn more about brain injury, you will find relevant resources here.
Here you can find more specific information about: Concussion, the Brain injury needs indicator (BINI), our BIRT guide to living - for adults with a brain injury, our Show your brain some love awareness campaign, as well as a Tips and tricks series of booklets and further information.
Brain injury affects so many people as well as the person with the injury, so we have designed the library to provide information on a wide range of aspects including:
- How to recognise brain injury and assess the needs
- Living with brain injury
- Tips to help you look after your head and brain
Should you require any further information on any of the topics discussed please don’t hesitate to contact the Communications Team on 01444 237 279 or Email CSSCommunications@thedtgroup.org
For a useful introduction and overview about brain injury, please see our video below:
Concussion can be difficult to diagnose and is not always obvious. We want to ensure a better prognosis for people (including rugby and football players) who sustain these injuries, and to highlight the role that friends and family can play in identifying concussion symptoms. With this in mind the Trust has also offered its neurobehavioural expertise to both the Rugby Football Union and the Football Association.
Read our statement on concussion to find out more.
The Brain injury needs indicator (BINI) is a free tool we have developed to assist with identifying the deficits of people with a suspected or diagnosed acquired brain injury.
This tool has been developed at the request of the Department of Health for use by social workers and professionals during adult social care assessments. You can find out more about the BINI through this short video:
Our Show your brain some love awareness campaign is an opportunity to show ways of helping to prevent brain injury through six top tips through our character called 'Birt'. It has become an ongoing awareness campaign for the Trust. For more information on how to "Show your brain some love"
25th Anniversary poster
BIRT has released a new limited edition publication to mark its 25th year in brain injury rehabilitation. 'Changing lives' is a full colour booklet which includes:
- A free double-sided 'The Brain Explained' poster with information on our 'Show Your Brain Some Love' campaign, the effects of brain injury on behaviour, cognitive, physical and emotional functioning - and more!
Our BIRT guide to living - for adults with brain injury is the first comprehensive guide of its kind, written by our own clinicians, therapists and experts in brain injury. The guide is designed to offer support, practical advice and helpful information to those living with, or affected by a brain injury.
We offer a range of training and a series of free educational seminars around the UK for professionals working in the field of acquired brain injury (ABI), as well as occupational therapy workshops for people working within ABI.
View our brain injury research programme including the cost-benefits of provision of neurobehavioural rehabilitation.
We recommend looking at Headway - the brain injury association's website for statistics on brain injury.
If you would like to find out information on children with a brain injury we recommend looking at the Children's Trust website.
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