Every 30 minutes, a child or young person will acquire a brain injury. This could be the result of an accident, an illness such as meningitis or encephalitis, a poisoning, a stroke or a brain tumour.

A brain injury has a devastating and life-long impact on the child and their whole family. Bones can mend and scars can heal but a brain injury stays with you for life and impacts on everything you think, feel and do.

The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.

Our services include:

  • individual emotional and practical support delivered through regional Child and Family Support Co-ordinators.
  • peer support - linking parents affected by childhood acquired brain injury to support one another.
  • activity days and events for children and their brothers and sisters
  • respite days for parents
  • small grants programme for children

To find out what support is available in your area, please visit our website.

Workshops are available for professionals who work with and support children with an acquired brain injury.

Our webinar programme will benefit anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury. For details please visit our Learning Events and Online Catalogue webpage.