Eastbank Residential and Supported Living, Hereford

Eastbank Residential and Supported Living, Hereford

Brain Injury and Mental Health

At Eastbank we work closely with Herefordshire Mental Health Team, Probation Services and Hereford Social Care Services to provide a quality service to adults with Acquired Brain Injury and Mental Health Issues. Our team of highly skilled and experienced staff members work tirelessly to improve the lives of the individuals we support.

Understanding Brain Injury

We know that the brain controls everything we do. This means that an injury to the brain through illness (encephalitis, brain haemorrhage, stroke, brain tumour) or trauma (road traffic accident, assault, fall) can result in a wide range of difficulties across areas of cognitive behaviour, emotion and social functioning, depending on the nature and severity of the injury. Brain injury does not discriminate and can happen to people of any age or walk of life. 

How can brain injury affect people? A brain injury can leave a person in a state of confusion. Perhaps not being able to recognise familiar people and places or having mobility issues. It's common for a person with a brain injury to have difficulties with memory that may impact on daily functioning. Poor organisational and communication skills, decision making and a lack of self awareness can be present. The individual may not recognise or understand their environment,which can be very distressing for them and their loved ones. Families are instrumental in playing an important role in reassuring the individual - both initially and in the long term - helping them remember their former self and/or develop a new self, to support the rehabilitation process.

Mental Health

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