Brooke Trotter | 18 January 2022
In this blog, Brooke recalls his experience of what it was like when making a personal injury claim.
Brooke Trotter | 18 January 2022
In this blog, Brooke recalls his experience of what it was like when making a personal injury claim.
Anna Leggett | 7 December 2021
I recently wrote a blog post about "my experiences of parenting after a concussion". It's a topic close to my heart, so I have quite a lot to say about it.
Michelle Munt | 24 November 2021
In this blog, Michelle Munt shares her thoughts on why all doctors need to be aware of brain injury, not just the neurology department.
Lauren Doherty | 15 November 2021
In this blog post, Lauren Doherty shares how her family and friends helped her cope with living with a Spinal Cord Injury.
Michelle Munt | 1 November 2021
In this blog, Michelle Munt provides her tips on how to deal with unsolicited advice on how to “heal” a brain injury.
Brooke Trotter | 25 October 2021
There is one thing I've found to be really toxic that has limited my progress after my brain injury, and that is when I've compared myself to others.
Michelle Munt | 18 October 2021
I would say I was a pretty good example of what British “stiff upper lip” looked like; But following my brain injury, I can find myself crying even when I don’t feel like the subject warrants that response from me.
Brooke Trotter | 11 October 2021
The one thing I have been told the most, post brain injury anyway, is just how lucky I am, but I don’t think I or anyone with a brain injury are actually lucky at all.
Anna Leggett | 8 September 2021
Parenting after a concussion has been one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. It's been such an emotional issue for me that it's only now that I can actually write about it.
Brooke Trotter | 17 August 2021
In this blog, Brooke Trotter gives 14 bits of advice from 14 years of having a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Brooke Trotter | 26 July 2021
Even though I have a serious TBI, I often feel pretty confident. However, I recently got scammed which knocked my self-esteem.
Anna Leggett | 20 July 2021
In this blog, Anna wants to share with you a few techniques and strategies you can try out for yourself to develop greater self-awareness
Anna Leggett | 13 July 2021
In this post, Anna talks about what self-awareness is and a bit about her own experiences of working to become more self-aware.
Michelle Munt | 30 June 2021
In this Blog post, Michelle Munt discusses what a reduced processing speed means for a brain injury survivor.
Michelle Munt | 23 June 2021
In this blog post, Michelle Munt looks at the question 'Can we do more to help the public understand brain injury survivors?'
Michelle Munt | 26 May 2021
Brain injuries can cause a wide range of challenges, but one that is particularly detrimental to a survivor’s well-being is when communication is affected.
Anna Leggett | 20 May 2021
As a result of Anna's Concussion, many of her daily structure went out of the window. In this Blog, Anna discusses how a morning and evening routine helped with her recovery.
Michelle Munt | 10 May 2021
Social media has become a big part of everyday life, helping when we want to chat & share photos. For brain injury survivors, things are more complicated.
Michelle Munt | 9 April 2021
In this blog, Michelle Munt discusses why she no longer believes that the US is superior for medical care after a serious injury.
Lauren Doherty | 25 March 2021
I want to share with you my experience of bladder problems and the different experiences I have had over the years since sustaining my spinal cord injury.
Michelle Munt | 18 March 2021
Any type of injury can have a complicated recovery process. New symptoms of a brain injury can show up much later after sustaining a head injury.
Brooke Trotter | 11 March 2021
In this blog post, Brooke wants to share some of the exercises that his therapist put into place to help with the problems he was facing.
Brooke Trotter | 4 March 2021
In this blog post, Brooke wants to talk to you about his assessment and the therapist that came out to see him.
Brooke Trotter | 25 February 2021
Difficulties with speech is a common symptom after a brain injury. In this blog, Brooke answers the question What is Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)?
Anna Leggett | 1 February 2021
Having a concussion is a bewildering experience. In the blog, Anna lists 10 ways you can develop your mindset in order to help your recovery
Lucy Harrison | 20 January 2021
Meet Lucy Harrison, CFG Law’s latest guest writer. In this Blog, Lucy looks back and reflects over the challenging twelve months, and the tragic loss of her brother due to a road traffic collision.
Michelle Munt | 13 January 2021
In this blog, Michelle talks about how she became self-conscious after her brain injury, which led her to withdraw from social situations.
Lauren Doherty | 7 December 2020
In this article, Lauren talks about the break up of her relationship and attempting to date again after a spinal cord injury.
Brooke Trotter | 28 October 2020
Those who have sustained a brain injury may have difficulty managing their injury. Read Brooke's list of 5 pieces of advice from someone who lives with a brain injury
Lauren Doherty | 21 October 2020
In this article, Lauren shares her answers to some of the questions clients ask after a spinal cord injury
Anna Leggett | 14 October 2020
Even a mild brain injury can cause wide-ranging symptoms. In this blog, Anna will share five tools you can put in your concussion recovery toolbox.
Lauren Doherty | 7 October 2020
After my RTC in 2008, pressure sores have always been a worry to me. If I develop one, it can result in weeks of pressure relief whilst it heals.
Brooke Trotter | 30 September 2020
Brooke trotter continues his list of 5 more bits of advice from someone who’s been there, done it, forgotten it and done it again!
Brooke Trotter | 23 September 2020
Do you have a brain injury? Here are 5 bits of advice from someone who’s been there, done it, forgotten it and done it again!
Michelle Munt | 14 September 2020
In this article, Michelle Munt talks about Parosmia. A lesser-known condition of Tbi that distorts your sense of smell.
Michelle Munt | 7 September 2020
In this blog post, Michelle Munt explores what déjà vu is and why it is more common with brain injury survivors.
Lauren Doherty | 31 August 2020
So, how do you adjust to your ‘new normal’ after an accident is a question I have been asked a lot over the years.
Anna Leggett | 24 August 2020
You’ve no doubt heard the saying ‘Food is medicine’. In my experience, these are very applicable when it comes to healing from a concussion/brain injury.
Michelle Munt | 17 August 2020
Video calls have helped people continue to work from home, but it can all get a bit too much sometimes, especially for brain injury survivors.
Brooke Trotter | 10 August 2020
In this article, Brooke describes how people pulled together to provide his family and friends with hope and see the positive during a terrible time of uncertainty.
Michelle Munt | 3 August 2020
In this blog post, Michelle Munt looks at how social distancing during the COVID-19 Pandemic has changed shopping for brain injury survivors.
Michelle Munt | 20 July 2020
Brain injury is often referred to as an invisible disability because a stranger wouldn't necessarily know just by looking at you that something was wrong.
Brooke Trotter | 13 July 2020
A lot of the time being positive after a brain injury is difficult, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Here are Brooke Trotter's tips on how to stay positive after a brain injury.
Lauren Doherty | 8 July 2020
My spinal cord injury determines that I need care 24/7. In this article, Lauren describes a typical day in her life with a spinal cord injury.
Jonathan Fogerty | 6 July 2020
In this article, Jonathan Fogerty asks 'Have things improved for wheelchair users over the years or not?'
Jonathan Fogerty | 29 June 2020
In this blog post, Jonathan Fogerty shares his recent experience with wheelchair accessible hotel rooms.
Michelle Munt | 22 June 2020
Michelle Munt talks about the importance of mental and physical wellbeing after sustaining a brain injury
Anna Leggett | 15 June 2020
Anna Leggett shares the things she has learnt and what you can do that may help to improve your quality of life during this difficult time.
Brooke Trotter | 8 June 2020
Having difficulties finding your way around after a brain injury is common. In this blog post, Brooke Trotter recounts his experiences of getting lost after sustaining a brain injury.
Lauren Doherty | 1 June 2020
Over the years, I have had to change my perspective around changing styles of clothes and took my own positive actions as to how I improve my thoughts around my changed body shape.
Michelle Munt | 25 May 2020
Brain fog is a symptom that plagues lots of brain injury survivors. It’s not a medical term, but it’s a widely used description of when you are experiencing cognitive difficulties
Brooke Trotter | 18 May 2020
Brooke Trotter details the moments after he woke up from a coma. I can’t tell you much about what it’s like being in a coma, but the aftermath I can.
Jonathan Fogerty | 15 May 2020
Jonathan reflects on his time since his spinal cord injury, he talks about the research for a cure and the advice he gives to anyone newly spinal cord injured.
Anna Leggett | 13 May 2020
On 10 November 2016, Anna Leggett's life was turned upside down when she suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in a car accident. Here’s her story.
Lauren Doherty | 11 May 2020
In this article, Lauren shares with you some of the areas SCI affects her life, and how she lives with these.
Jonathan Fogerty | 4 May 2020
In the blog, Jonathan tells us about his time in a spinal injury centre, his discharge home and how he prepared himself for life after spinal cord injury
Michelle Munt | 27 April 2020
It’s frustrating when you can’t think of the right word. In this article, Michelle talks about battling aphasia following a brain injury.
Jonathan Fogerty | 22 April 2020
In the coming weeks and months, Jonathan will be sharing his experiences of living with a spinal cord injury through his blogs here on the CFG Law website.
Michelle Munt | 13 April 2020
It’s widely recognised that during sleep is when the brain does some crucial chores. In this article, Michelle highlights how important sleep is for someone who has suffered a brain injury.
Lauren Doherty | 6 April 2020
In this blog, Lauren shares her experience of isolation, and how she is preparing herself for 12 weeks of not seeing her friends and family.
Lauren Doherty | 30 March 2020
In this article, Lauren details her experience of moving back into her parents, their loss of privacy and the equipment Lauren needs in her day to day life.
Michelle Munt | 11 March 2020
One of the most widely reported symptoms that most brain injury survivors suffer with is memory problems. Read Michelle's blog post on 'Memory problems after a brain injury: Memory vs attention span'
Michelle Munt | 24 February 2020
Our brain tries to make sense of the world, but that can be difficult if you suffer memory problems. In this post, Michelle answers 'what is a confabulation' & what to do when someone is having one.
Lauren Doherty | 17 February 2020
In this article, Lauren focuses on the care arrangements her family had to look at to allow her to go home from the hospital.
Michelle Munt | 10 February 2020
People often mistake high functioning brain injury survivors as 'getting on well'. In this post, Michelle discusses the struggles of a high functioning brain injury survivor
Brooke Trotter | 27 January 2020
Visual problems fixed with a single injection! Brain injuries cured through pioneering treatments! Too good to be true?
Brooke Trotter | 16 January 2020
In this article, Brooke Trotter talks about how the imbalance of hormones was contributing to his issues with fatigue.
Lauren Doherty | 6 January 2020
On the 11th August 2008, Lauren Doherty's life was to change forever. In this blog, Lauren recounts the experience of sustaining a spinal cord injury that left her paralysed.
Michelle Munt | 4 December 2019
To enable your brain to cope, you can help it filter out some of the unnecessary information by using some clever devices
Brooke Trotter | 27 November 2019
Mixed Martial Arts and boxing are entertainment but that's not what I see. I see the start of a horrific ordeal that will last possibly for years.
Lauren Doherty | 18 November 2019
11 years ago, Lauren Doherty crossed the road at the wrong time and was hit by a van and is now paralysed.
Michelle Munt | 13 November 2019
One of the biggest stressors that brain injury survivors talk about is how relations between them, their circle of friends and family starts to show cracks
Brooke Trotter | 11 November 2019
I really struggled with the driving lessons. After my head injury, I found that things in life that I didn’t even think about before became really quite difficult. Read Brooke Trotter's blog on Driving after a brain injury.
Brooke Trotter | 30 October 2019
After my traumatic brain injury, I would get myself into such a state of worry and anxiety quite often. Read Brooke Trotter's experience on navigating his way out of panic!
Michelle Munt | 24 October 2019
Read Michelle Munt's blog post on how to access specialist doctors faster after sustaining a brain injury.
Brooke Trotter | 16 October 2019
Having a brain injury was something that took me well over five years to come to terms with and 12 years on I am sure that I have not accepted it 100%, but one thing I can say for certain is that I have made no improvements when I have been in a negative state of mind.
Michelle Munt | 9 October 2019
In this article, Michelle Munt provides 3 key steps for increasing your self-worth following a brain injury.
Michelle Munt | 25 September 2019
Today I want to talk to the friends and family members who are finding it a real struggle to deal with the brain injury survivor in their life.
Brooke Trotter | 18 September 2019
Writing the above title caused me to stare at a blank screen for a few minutes because the truth is, it’s been 12 years and I can’t remember what it’s like to live without one!
Michelle Munt | 4 September 2019
One of the most distressing parts of this scenario is how the brain injury survivor can lash out so much at their loved ones. In this article, Michelle Munt provides advice for family members of a recent TBI survivor.
Brooke Trotter | 28 August 2019
Managing fatigue after a brain injury requires a variety of strategies. Read Brooke Trotter's blog on 'Managing and coping with fatigue after brain injury'.
Michelle Munt | 21 August 2019
In this article, Michelle Munt discusses the break down of relationships after sustaining a brain injury. "Most brain injury survivors that I have spoken to have had relationships with friends and family breakdown after their injury"
Brooke Trotter | 14 August 2019
Your recovery won’t happen fast, it will be a marathon, not a sprint. You are in it for the long haul, so you need to make the journey a more comfortable one.
Michelle Munt | 7 August 2019
In this article, Michelle Munt questions the use of high dose multivitamins tablets, which are marketed at improving brain functionality.
Brooke Trotter | 31 July 2019
TBI has a huge effect on your ability to concentrate and focus on anything. Read part 2 of Brookes Trotter's article on "How to improve your memory after a brain injury"
Brooke Trotter | 24 July 2019
TBI has a huge effect on your ability to concentrate and focus on anything. Read part 1 of Brookes Trotter's article on 'How to improve your memory after a brain injury'.
Brooke Trotter | 26 June 2019
There are a lot of things that have helped me during my recovery, but if I had to pick three then it would be these. Read Brookes blog on Top 3 Things That Helped Me During My Brain Injury Recovery.
Michelle Munt | 21 June 2019
When you are trying to find the right support following a brain injury, it can be a bit like jumping through hoops. In this blog, Michelle Munt details her experience and frustration with trying to prove her brain injury.
Michelle Munt | 7 June 2019
If you follow these three tips for every appointment you have, you will be able to better communicate with the NHS and Healthcare professionals what you need.
Michelle Munt | 24 May 2019
Michelle Munt sustained a traumatic brain injury in 2014. She is now heavily involved in supporting those affected by injury to help them manage better the challenges she was faced with following her accident. Read Michelle’s story.
Brooke Trotter | 16 May 2019
Read Brooke Trotter's poem - Life After a Traumatic Brain Injury. Having a brain injury is having to say bye to the old you.
Brooke Trotter | 25 April 2019
Accepting change in your life after a Brain Injury can be tough. In this blog, find out how Brook Trotter struggled to come to terms with his Brain Injury.
Brooke Trotter | 19 March 2019
From the perspective of someone who lives with traumatic brain injury, read Brooke Trotter's blog on "Ten things you should never say to a person with a brain injury".
Brooke Trotter | 20 February 2019
The tendency to lose your focus & have your thoughts wander becomes worse after a brain injury. Read Brookes blog on improving memory after a brain injury
Brooke Trotter | 4 February 2019
Are you comparing yourself to people without a head injury? Read Brookes story on how he managed to move away from this distraction after suffering from a traumatic brain injury.
Brooke Trotter | 21 January 2019
After a brain injury, it is very easy to fall into depression. I stopped looking after myself, my hair was untidy, I put weight on and I stopped looking after my skin - Read how Brooke Trotter used exercise to combat the signs of depression.
Brooke Trotter | 2 January 2019
Read how Brooke Trotter's ability to socialise had changed, and the difficulties he faced with his relationships with family members and loved ones.
Brooke Trotter | 17 December 2018
The recovery time can vary from a few months to a few years, depending on the severity of the brain injury sustained. Some injuries result in life-altering conditions that not only affect the individual but their family and friends too. Read Brooke's list of 10 things to expect after a brain injury.
Brooke Trotter | 6 December 2018
Brooke was a pedestrian involved in a road traffic collision in May 2007, which left him with a severe traumatic brain injury.