Me and my brain - a new book for teenagers

Hot off the press, the book responds to the needs of teenagers who are living with the many, often hidden, effects of brain injury.

Produced by The Children's Trust, the book involved young people in its creation from the outset. Maria Coyle, who is the author of Me and my brain and works in the Marketing and Communications team at The Children's Trust said: "The young peoples’ participation has been paramount. "They helped decide what topics they wanted covered, the style of writing they would understand best and shared their own stories – not to mention coming along to a photoshoot and appearing in the book." The charity’s therapy and clinical teams, and its Brain Injury Community Services team, were also involved in the book’s production. Charlotte Pickering, 21, was one of the young people involved. She said: "It means so much that I can be involved with helping other children. In the book I’ve given my advice based on my own experiences." Me and my brain is provided to families and young people free of charge (post and packaging costs only). The book is the latest publication in The Children's Trust's suite of resources. These include children's book Tim TronOur Journey folder resource and a new parents handbook, which is coming soon.    
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