The Brain Charity and NHS at 70
Being able to contribute to such an important project has been something we’re very proud of and knowing that the voices of the people who use our services will be listened to for generations to come has made getting involved very worthwhile
Sarah Oldnall, Public Relations Volunteer at The Brain Charity
Nanette Mellor has been the Chief Executive Officer for The Brain Charity since 2014, having spent the previous 20 years working across charity and third sector organisations caring for the disabled. In her interview Nanette reflects on the range of brain injuries or illness have and the challenges of this but how rewarding it is that The Brain Charity facilitates emotional peer support for the service users.
Sarah Coughlin's life changed dramatically after a brain injury. Yet she reflects how, on a more postitive note, this change has led to new friendships and her involvement in different activities, such as spray painting workshops at The Brain Charity.
Likewise Rose Griffiths talks in her interview about how she felt both accepted and understood by her peers at The Brain Charity following a stroke and how important this has been for her.
In partnership with The Brain Charity we have we have delivered two art workshops, an object handling session and they have kindly hosted our 'Moments of Care' exhibition for 2 weeks. A huge thank you to all the staff, volunteers and service users who have welcomed and supported our team throughout.
Browse the fantastic artwork produced by service users at The Brain Charity in July 2019, at our art workshop, led by artist Isobel Pickup, inspired by their NHS journeys.