What is an acquired brain injury?
An acquired brain injury occurs after birth and may be from a road traffic incident, stroke, meningitis, encephalitis, tumour, aneurysm, sporting accident, work injury, domestic violence, hypoxia, assault or a fall. Whatever the cause, when a person’s life is turned upside down by this unexpected event, we aim to provide the support, help and guidance they need to re-establish their lives.
Clients often have to learn to live with their brain injury and adapt their lives to accommodate it. Fatigue is often the most debilitating, long lasting symptom they have to deal with. Through our initial Hospital Liaison Service and Counselling, we help clients come to terms with what’s happen, as well as supporting their families who can often become carers overnight. We also offer Outreach Support to individual clients at home, day centre sessions around Sussex and monthly support groups for people to connect with others living with acquired brain injury.
We also work with professionals in the local community to provide training and information on acquired brain injury as well as connect our services to other services.