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Focus on Brain Injury

The Mind’s Eye

For many years we have been supporting individuals with acquired brain injuries and have regularly seen the physical, mental and emotional benefits that being creative can have on their recovery.

We are delighted to be able to support The Mind’s Eye exhibition at the Hackney Museum, which showcases the unique collections of artwork created by neurological patients at the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (RNRU), who are celebrating 23 years of their art studio.

“Using art to help patients recover from an acquired brain injury is a fascinating voyage of discovery, opening up new horizons of practical and cognitive development for the patient. We have been helped with this journey by Irwin Mitchell, whose generosity and support has enabled us to help many more patients explore their creative self-expression through interactive art sessions.”

-Shaun Caton, art curator and programme manager

The dynamic artwork gives an insight into the minds of people with acquired brain injuries and celebrates their achievements in relearning to hold and manipulate implements and engaging with tutors and others in the group.

Various materials are used during the creative sessions to enable patients with visual impairments to construct entirely tactile pieces to heighten their sense of touch and help to improve the patient’s choice and decision making skills.

Personal injury partner Sarah Griggs said: “We fully appreciate the valuable support the creative workshops provide to its participants and we have seen first-hand the direct impact it has. Congratulations to all of the artists on the success of the exhibition.”

“I never thought I would ever be able to hold a brush, let alone paint a painting. Now there is no stopping me. I love the art room. It’s been a great space to have and I value the time I have spent making art. It’s been a whole new chapter in my life.” - Neurological Patient at RNRU

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