Understanding brain injury

An online group

Understanding brain injury

The Understanding Brain Injury Group is for adults with an acquired brain injury who would like to learn more about brain injury, the effects it can have, and what can help recovery. Family members and carers are welcome to attend too. It is free to attend but spaces are limited.

Over the 6-week course each of our therapists will explain how brain injury can affect the way we move, see and hear, think and remember, communicate and feel, and what you can do to help manage this.

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What are online groups and who are they for?

Cognivate’s online groups are another part of our approach to unlocking lives after brain injury – using video calls to bring neurorehab into your front room. Each of our groups has been carefully designed to focus on particular topics or activities which may be important to someone whose life has been affected by brain injury. 

All the groups are small, with no more than 8 people so that everyone can see each other on their screen and has an opportunity to chat, ask questions, and get to know each other. Some groups are for everyone – for example our ‘Understanding Brain Injury’ group. Others focus on specific issues which may have arisen for some people but not others. Attendance is free.

Why join an online group?

Group discussions and activities are a great way of exploring issues, sharing solutions to problems, and practising techniques. Online groups enable our therapists to bring people facing similar challenges together, wherever they live. 

Our groups aim to help those who have been affected by brain injury to:

  • make sense of what has happened to them
  • talk about their experiences and compare notes
  • access expert advice from qualified therapists
  • try out exercises and strategies
  • and most of all, support each other.

How to sign up

If you’re interested in signing up for one of our online groups, or referring someone then please use this form. 

Once we’ve received your form, one of our therapists will arrange a short call to assess your needs and determine whether one of our upcoming groups is right for you. 

Before a group starts we will send all participants the start date, joining instructions, and any other relevant information.