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Matrix Neurological is now in its fourth year of supporting children, young people and their families who have been affected by an acquired brain injury.

As well as supporting our families Matrix has had a very busy year. There has been a lot going on behind the scenes as we endeavour to develop the charity and its innovative services further. We are still working on lots of other projects, but here is some of our recent news.

Children in Need Funding

We were delighted to be awarded funding from Children in Need for three years which has enabled us to employ our new Brain Injury Support worker Mary Dryden. Mary will work with brain injured children and young people Tees Valley wide.

Mary has a professional background in neuro-rehab Occupational Therapy and cognitive rehabilitation therapy and she has worked in a range of specialist neuro rehab establishments. She will be working closely with our children to maximise their skills and personal development post brain injury through fun non-clinical interventions.

Following our initial assessments, their individual Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy Plans will help these children to learn or improve important cognitive skills that have been lost or altered as the result of damage to the brain or neural connections.
This is a very exciting step forward for MATRIX and is a great opportunity for us to help improve a range of outcomes for brain injured children.

Brain Injury Awareness Training

We are now able to offer brain injury awareness training to local schools, colleges and businesses who would benefit from learning more about brain injury, its hidden effects and the impact it can have on those children and young people with the brain injury and everyone around them.

We have had some great feedback from the training we have already delivered:

“Really well delivered, informative & engaging”.
“Really interesting course”.
“Very interesting and helpful in understanding brain injury further”.
“Very clear and answered any questions asked”.

If you would like to enquire about this training contact Matrix Neurological on 01642 989116 or email Jan@matrixneurological.org.uk

Annual Fundraising Night – 7pm Fri 10th May 2019 Dormans Club Middlesbrough.

We are having our third fundraising evening at the Dormans Club in Middlesbrough. Oli Patto will be performing for us and there will be bingo, raffle and tombola on the night.

Tickets are £5 and can be bought by contacting Matrix or from the club on the night. Join us for a great night which will also raise funds for a great cause.

If there are any local businesses who would be willing to donate raffle prizes for the evening, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Nic on 01642 989116 or email nic@matrixneurological.org.uk