The brain can be damaged in several different ways, most commonly from trauma to the head after a fall or in road traffic, sporting, and other accidents. The brain can be damaged in other ways too, for example by loss of oxygen for a period (for example, during a respiratory or cardiac arrest where breathing or the heart stop) or following infection or inflammation (for example, after encephalitis or meningitis). Acquired brain injury can cause a range of long term neurological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioural problems.
Many people with brain injury struggle to get an integrated approach across all their needs. We believe that a key part of the problem is that health and social care usually works in a way where body systems are looked after separately, and additionally there is a particular division between physical and mental health. The result is that the person with brain injury is only ever treated in fragments, missing out on the full potential of integrated care. Worse still, this fragmented way of working often misses key diagnoses that are often present after brain injury because their symptoms overlap with changes commonly seen after ABI, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, problems with executive function and depression which, if left untreated, can mean that limited progress is made overall.
We are different. By integrating internationally recognised neurological and neuropsychiatric consultant expertise with a highly specialised team of neurological and psychological therapists we can properly diagnose and treat symptoms for the whole person in a joined-up way. We’re all about joined up thinking.