After Matters are here to support you, but we are not able to offer 24 hour emergency services. If you need urgent help, there are other organisations out there that can help you:
When you suffer a brain injury, finding the care and support you and the family need can be difficult and you feel that you are completely on your own trying to get the right help. Many people don’t make a full recovery from a brain injury, it is an invisible disability and a devastating condition that needs years of help, support and treatment.
After Matters have affiliations with some of the brain injury organisations below but we have compiled a list of other organisations that may be able to help you.
BASIC is based in Salford, close to the Greater Manchester Clinical Neurosciences at Salford Royal. They provide counselling, information and support services for patients from age 16 and their families following a brain or spinal injury. The charity specialises in centre-based services for people who have undergone treatment for a traumatic head injury, brain haemorrhage, brain tumour, stroke or similar conditions. Their services also help people manage long-term neurological conditions.
The Child Brain Injury Trust is a voluntary sector organisation providing emotional and practical support, information and learning opportunities for families and professionals affected by childhood acquired brain injury across the UK. They can provide help and support for young people up to age 16 (and they will continue to support people up to the age of 25 who have been registered with them before the age of 16).
Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services. Headway has a network of groups and branches across the UK that provide a wide range of services including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care to survivors and families in their own communities.
Neumind is a developer of technological solutions to help people living with neurological conditions and injuries. The company’s app Alfred offers both practical and therapeutic support to individuals, as well as their formal and informal caregivers. It also helps individuals live a more functional and independent life and supports all their caregivers to help them achieve this.
Alfred uses the full extent of smartphone technology to support key cognitive functions, stimulate neural pathways and help establish behaviours and strategies that are rooted in neurorehabilitation and cognitive behavioural science.
A brain injury can affect every aspect of your life and particularly your mental health…
Remember You Are Not Alone!
There are around 120 local Minds across England and Wales who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Each local Mind is a unique, independent charity run by local people, for local people. The local branches of Mind within the Greater Manchester area are listed below:
Mind Manchester have been supporting better mental health for everyone for over 30 years. They have recently launched a self-care hub for everyone in Manchester and beyond and they provide local services to ensure they can continue to support the people of Manchester.
Mind Rochdale & District are a local charity and membership organisation. They provide a range of services to support people with mental health and wellbeing issues. They raise their own funds and provide the support that is needed locally in the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale area.
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind are part of a partnership of five local minds; working together to achieve the best mental health for the community, and to ensure people are sufficiently supported with their mental health and wellbeing.
After a brain injury you may need help with getting back to school, college, or work. You may also find you or your family struggling financially and in need of help and advice…
Remember You Are Not Alone!
SCOPE is a charity that supports disabled people, their parents and carers and professionals. They have a free confidential helpline and online communities. They offer support, practical help and guidance and information on a wide variety of subjects and also have an online benefits check.