Headway UK – The Brain injury association
Headway are the charity who supported me when the Doctors where running out of answers to give me. So I owe an awful lot to Headway for where I am now. I knew early on I wanted to raise awareness about this type of injury and how it affects people. But I’m not sure I would have ever had the confidence if it wasn’t for their support. So I wrote for The new me and my Jumbledbrain blog to explain for my journey to blogging came about.
Strokefocus podcast – The hand in hand show
In November 2017 I had the opportunity to be interviewed for a podcast radio show with Cam Compton. As a stroke survivor herself she understands how your life can change in an instant, and is able to ask the questions which really help brain injury survivors open up and describe their experience. This is a particularly great option for those who want to know about others journey but struggle to concentrate when reading great detail, as it’s just audio you can listen to. Episode 46, Michelle Munt, A Survivor’s Story.
Tell your story with Strokefocus……
The team at Strokefocus will be in contact with you to make the arrangements with you. All you need is a smartphone and access to WiFi, you don’t even have to go anywhere.
Welldoing.org – An independent counselling and psychotherapy directory and information resource
As brain injuries often lead to metal health issues, Welldoing.org wanted me to highlight in importance of the right therapist who you. Read about how even though I’m stubborn, giving in and letting someone in was the best thing I could have done – What saved me from depression after brain injury
I only started my blog in August 2016, so I still have lots to learn. There are some amazing bloggers out there who also have interesting stories to impart.
Maddy at home -A home from home online for seniors
Maddy at home a really useful site written by Maddy, who like me is from the UK, but unlike me she is now in the sunnier climbs of Australia. She writes about life for senior citizens. Maddy offers useful advice to them and their families on how to cope with a range of issues.
I wrote a post for her, Alzheimer’s at a distance where I explain how since my brain injury I have been trying to support my Dad with his wish to remain at home. Fortunately Dad set me up as his power of attorney for his health and well being as well as his finances. Something not many of us think about. But when you’re suffering with a degenerative brain condition it can make all the difference.
The Children’s Trust – Brain Injury Hub – For children with brain injury
Brain Injury Hub is a UK charity for support families of children who have suffered a brain injury. Their site as a wealth of information to better explain how families can help their children move forward after a brain injury.
My post You are only one decision away from a totally different life I wrote for them expressing the shock of going through a life changing event. But I wanted young people and their loved ones to know there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Pages to visit next:
- My story – The accident that caused my brain injury.
- Patient images – Pictures of me in hospital, and when I first arrived home.
- Going home – Why I went home in just 10 days, but shouldn’t have.
- Updates – My latest blog posts.
- Support carers – How it’s not just the survivor who’s life has turned upside down.
- Contact – All the ways you can get in touch with me.