One of the most powerful organs in our body: the brain. It controls our movement, thoughts, feelings and makes us who we are. Acquiring a brain injury can turn lives upside down, for the person directly affected and their carers. However, there is life after brain injury.
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This week (20-26 May) is National Epilepsy Week, an opportunity to raise awareness about what epilepsy is and how to react if you see someone having a seizure.
A spinal cord injury has a life-long effect on the body, but information is often technical and confusing. Easy-to-understand information can help you understand what a spinal cord injury is, and how it will affect you or a loved one.
Government proposals have called on new, or majorly refurbished buildings used by the general public to have mandatory Changing Places toilets installed.
Friendships and fun are parts of life everyone should have access to. One charity is going the extra mile to help people build confidence, develop relationships, and has formed a second family in the process.
We all have that one song that fills us with joy, and transports us back in time. Music and sound can have a powerful impact on us, and it has become the latest technique used to care for those living with dementia.
Being self-conscious about our bodies can lower self-esteem, confidence, and lead to mental health problems. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (13–19 May) explores the topic of body image and how we think and feel about our bodies
This week (13-19 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, when we raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health, and try to break down the stigma around mental health issues.
Every year, around 30,000 children are placed into care, waiting to be matched with the perfect family. Fostering a disabled child is a hugely rewarding experience for the foster child and foster carer. Saskia Harper spoke to one foster carer about their experience.
Two community diabetes nurses are getting ready to cycle almost 100 miles to raise funds for Diabetes UK, and inspire their patients to get more active.
The royal family have helped to launch Shout, a free, anonymous service that connects people experiencing a mental health crisis
Everyone has experienced the joy of playing with LEGO. Now, even more children will get to share in this joy as the toy manufacturer launches their grassroots project: Braille Bricks.
Actress Vicky McClure is set to release Our Dementia Choir looking at the impact of music for people living with dementia.
Journalist and film-maker, Mikey Kay has been openly discussing his life with older brother Spencer, who is autistic. Saskia Harper interviewed Mikey about his new documentary: My Autistic Big Brother and Me.
Injured veterans and celebrities are joining forces to create a new emotional and experience based podcast series, The Resilience Sessions.