Project information

Cerebra's Wellness Programme

The programme will promote greater well-being by enabling parents and carers of brain injured children to manage their own wellness more effectively, identify areas of concern (such as financial pressure or stress) and offer appropriate coping mechanisms.

Once funds have been raised to launch the pilot, the programme will run for one year

Charity information

Cerebra - For Brain Injured Children And Young People

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  • Need


    Parents and carers of brain injured children can sometimes over-look their own health needs whilst dealing with all the needs of a child/children with disabilities.

    Parents and carers will be helped to manage their own wellness, addressing areas such as stress, physical and mental health, coping with pressure and pace of life.

    Early assistance and encouraging individuals to self care can help them manage and control their life bette


    Parents will be able to sustain high levels of coping and stress management at home and in their workplace and enjoy a higher quality of life through significant improvements in physical and mental health, the ability to cope with pressure and levels of concentration and decision making.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To promote wellness in parents and carers of brain injured children


    » On-line questionnaires & interactive profiling tools offer insight, understanding & practical guidance on how to manage personal wellness.

    Data analysis will be provided at the onset of the project, at 6 months and at the end of the one year period to determine success and future direction for the project.

  • Impact


    In the long term parents and carers will understand their own health needs and recognise they need to be able to look after themselves as much as their child(ren).

    The analysis from the project will provide valuable information about what families really need. This will helping Cerebra to shape overall service provision throughout the Parent Support Departments and Research/Education Department in the future to ensure we continue to provide what is needed.


    The main risk is raising some of the needed funds and not being able to raise enough to run the project. If at such time the entirety of funds cannot be raised we will go back to those donors who have already given and suggest alternative projects we are running that their money could support or return the funds.


    Quarterly updates are sent to all supporters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,000 500 Users The pilot will be offered to 500 parents/carers at £5 per user per month for one year

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Charitable Trusts £3,400 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The pilot will be offered to parents and carers of brain injured children across the UK.

    Ten places will be restricted to Birmingham as some funding has been received restricted to this area.


    500 parents/carers of brain injured children.

    Parents and carers invariably put the care needs of their chidren first. Sometimes this can be to the detriment of their own health.

    The programme will help parents manage with own health needs so they can continue to look after their children in the long-term.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Cerebra is a national registered charity which provides support to children with brain related conditions which includes; brain injuries, neurological disorders, mental disabilities and developmental problems; anything from cerebral palsy to autism, epilepsy to ADHD.

    Cerebra has a membership of 15,000 families.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Cerebra's Parent Support Department

    The project will overseen by Parent Support however it will be managed mainly externally, representing no additional staffing costs for Cerebra.