Support Groups

After Trauma – resource for survivors of traumatic injury

After Trauma
After Trauma is a website that connects and supports survivors of traumatic injury and their families.
After Trauma aims to provide a community for patients and families to rebuild lives and support each other after experiencing a traumatic injury. The website also contains information and resources to help survivors and families on the recovery journey.
After Trauma is supported and maintained by the Centre for Trauma Sciences in London.  However, the information provided has come from clinicians and support services working in trauma services around the UK.

After Trauma website
Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex
Kerwin Court, Five Oaks Road, Slinfold
RH13 0TP

BIRT provides a wide range of assessment and rehabilitation services to meet the needs of people with acquired brain injury (ABI). It does not matter if the injury was recent or a long time ago, or whether the person has had rehabilitation before.

01403 799160
Outpatient, Community
Older Adults, Adults, Paediatric / Children
Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Speech & language therapy, Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation medicine, Wheelchair & seating, Specialist spasticity, Social work, Mental health, Vocational rehabilitation
Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex
Headway West Sussex
Dove Lodge, 49 Beach Road, Littlehampton
BN17 5JG

Headway West Sussex
The Support & Information Service is designed to give information, guidance and signposting. It can also make referrals into other organisations in West Sussex whose services may be of use to you.

Outpatient, Community
Older Adults, Adults
West Sussex
ICUsteps – support group for people who have been affected by critical illness
Kemp House, 152 City Road, London

ICUsteps was founded in 2005 by ex-patients, their relatives and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staff to support patients and their families through the long road to recovery from critical illness.
The charity aims are to:

support patients and relatives affected by critical illness,
promote recognition of the physical and psychological consequences of critical illness through education of the medical profession and the general public, and
encourage research into treatment and the prevention of these issues.

ICUsteps is the United Kingdom’s only support group for people who have been affected by critical illness and has helped many former patients, their relatives and medical staff from organisations around the world.

ICU Steps website
0300 30 20 121
Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex
Spinal Injuries Association
SIA House, 2 Trueman Place, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes
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Spinal Injuries Association
Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led spinal cord injuries charity.  The charity believes that everyone has a right to live a fulfilled life and that means the life that they choose, a life that has the same opportunities as everyone else. 
The charity provides Advice and Advocacy Services, access to SCI Nurse Specialists, Peer Support services, Telephone counselling service, advice on accessing funding support, and dedicated Home Delivery Service for spinal cord injured people that offers specialist support for all of your urology, stoma, pharmaceutical and lifestyle needs.

The SIA also publishes the National Spinal Cord Injury Database, which can be accessed here: (NHS Network only)

0800 980 0501
Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex