UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Brain injury

Medline NLM definition for head injury: General or unspecified injuries involving the head.

Medline NLM definition for brain injury: Acute injuries to the brain, general or unspecified.
see also Migraine and headache pages

Brain injury: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site)

Brain injury: information from the NHS website

Head injury: information from Patient UK website

PubMed (Medline) search on brain injuries

Support Groups

Promotes understanding of all aspects of head injury and provides information, support and services to people with head injury, their families and carers.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)
Provides residential and day services to meet the needs of individuals with Autism, Brain Injury, Physical Disability and Learning Disability, also provides care and support to enable living in the community and support at home.

Brainwave is a UK Charity dedicated to provision of therapy programmes for the brain injured.

British Institute for Brain Injured Children
Information and advice for families with children with brain injuries

Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT)
The Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) is a UK-wide charity offering support, information and training on acquired brain injury in children.

The Migraine Trust
The Trust provides a helpline, newsletter, information service, and local support groups.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.