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May 19th 2021

Personal Injury

Reaching out to help out during Action for Brain Injury week

Reaching out to help out during Action for Brain Injury week

Hudgell Solicitors is proud to support Headway’s Action for Brain Injury week campaign A life of lockdown? Reach out to help out!.

Hudgell Solicitors is proud to support Headway’s Action for Brain Injury week campaign A life of lockdown? Reach out to help out!.

The charity’s campaign, which runs from May 17-23, aims to give a voice to those affected by brain injury and raise awareness of social isolation, a problem that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Inspired by the ‘Reach out to help out’ message, Hudgell Solicitors is this week ‘reaching out’ to individuals who have suffered a brain injury and their loved ones to highlight the support on offer following a serious life-changing injury to show you are not alone.

Our team of experts and ambassadors are here to help you focus on the support and options available to help you back towards better health in body and mind.

Hudgell Solicitors’ ambassadors are here to help after a serious injury

Our ambassadors have been on the same road to recovery and are here to help on your journey to better health as part of our ‘Buddy’ scheme.

Individuals and their loved ones often tell us one of the most beneficial things they experience following a traumatic brain injury is talking to somebody who has been through a similar experience, and come out the other side with positivity.

It was in recognition of the huge value of talking to someone who has already walked down the road to recovery that we launched our ‘Buddy’ mentoring support scheme.

This service is offered free of charge and means our clients are able to call upon the experience and understanding of people who have been through recovery after a life-changing brain injury.

Executive Chairman Dr Neil Hudgell said: “We have long recognised and appreciated that our support needs to be much more far-reaching than financial support to truly help people on the road to recovery.

“People need support, understanding and positivity, something that often only somebody who has experienced a similar situation can provide. Such support can be difficult to access when patients leave hospital and return home.

“It is a huge life-changing moment for both the individual and their families, so the impact of having a buddy to turn to can be massive.”

Brain injury counselling and support

Everyone affected by a brain injury to a loved one will have their own way of dealing with such a sudden change. Some people find it helpful to seek counselling support early on, whilst others do not feel ready for this until later.

Matthew Burke, who suffered a serious brain injury following a fall at work, said: “I had great counselling support and it was absolutely crucial to my recovery.

“Hudgell Solicitors were amazing. They kept me focused and positive at all times, and if ever the counselling team needed a nudge, they made sure I had all the support I needed.

“I have managed to find positivity, I am active again, and I have my work and social life back.”

While solutions may be offered by your family doctor, some services may not be available swiftly under the NHS. Our experts at Hudgell Solicitors provide support to steer our clients towards the supplementary services you can turn to.

In addition to telephone helpline services organised by a number of charities, therapeutic counselling sessions, specifically directed towards those who have been affected by sudden personal injury, is offered through the organisation Moving Minds.

Sadly, the type of accidents that can result in a catastrophic brain injury may also involve the death of another person caught up in the same accident. National charity Cruse offers significant information and counselling support for all those affected by bereavement.

Further details about support services are also available through brain injury charities such as P.A.U.L for Brain Recovery, Headway and The Brain Injury Group.

Click here to download our free, 16-page guide on coping with the immediate effects of a life-changing injury

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