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Middlesbrough Charity Increasing Understanding With Brain Injury Film

Middlesbrough charity MATRIX Neurological recently launched a short animated film called ‘Me and My Brain Injury’ to help explain the impact of a brain injury to a child or young person, so that they can understand what has happened inside their head.

Thanks to support from Irwin Mitchell the DVD was provided free to families who are trying to deal with what is often a significant life changing experience. The film is aimed at young people aged 10 plus who are struggling to understand what has happened inside their head. It explains why it’s suddenly so difficult to do things compared to the way they were before the brain injury, which may be affecting the way they think, absorb information, act, physically move and communicate. All can have a massive effect on their lives, especially in school.

Irwin Mitchell regularly works with clients from the North-East of England and is supporting the DVD after seeing firsthand how complex the process is that people must go through after suffering a serious brain injury.

Fran Mayes, Serious Injury Lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, believes the film will be a big help during a rehabilitation process that can often be challenging. She said: “Through our work with people who suffer brain injuries, we know how they can transform lives, often leaving them needing long-term rehabilitation and support in order to get the very best from life.”

MATRIX Neurological is a new charity that has been set up to provide practical help and support for children, young people and their families who are living with the effects of an acquired brain injury.

Jan Rock the Founder of MATRIX Neurological said: “We know how hard an acquired brain injury is to understand and to explain to others, which is why although the film is based on medical science, it simplifies the subject and shows what personalised help and support can be provided to help the brain to recover some of the lost skills and abilities.”

‘Me and My Brain Injury’ is now on general sale and all income generated will be reinvested to enable the charity to support more families. A short clip can also be viewed on their website

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Fran Mayes