Outpatient Services

Outpatient Services

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury that has affected the brain, caused by a physical force, such as a fall, road traffic crash, or assault.

We aim to offer neuropsychology to every person who experiences a TBI and is treated as an inpatient at Salford Royal, either by telephone or in person. 

We also accept referrals from GPs, consultants and other psychology services, for people who had their TBI a while ago, but are continuing to struggle because of it.

We can help in a number of ways:

  • Providing information to help you and your family to understand what happened to your brain, and how it might still be affecting you
  • Develop strategies together to help limit the impact of any ongoing difficulties
  • Assessing your thinking skills to advise on your areas of strength and weakness
  • Therapy interventions to help with adjustment, and living a meaningful life
  • Signposting you to other services which may be helpful
  • Liaising with your employers/housing providers etc to explain about the effects of your brain injury.

 

Here are some helpful web links for people who have suffered a TBI:

Headway website, the National Brain Injury charity:

https://www.headway.org.uk/

 

Headway helpline:

 0808-800-2244, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri

email: helpline@headway.org.uk
 

Headway information library – lots of helpful leaflets and workbooks, free to download, to help with understanding and managing many aspects of TBI:

https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/information-library/

 

BASIC – the brain and spinal injury centre, a local charitable organisation providing information and support - located 5 minutes walk from Salford Royal:

https://www.basiccharity.org.uk/
 

Helpful apps for people suffering the effects of a TBI including

  • Reminder apps for memory problems.
  • Calendar apps.
  • Accessibility information.
  • Apps to enable you to voice-control your electronic devices.

https://www.brainline.org/article/life-changing-apps-people-brain-injury