AfterTrauma – Nominated for Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology in Times Higher Education Awards 2016
2 September 2016
Trauma is the leading cause of death for people under 44 in the UK, and those who survive can have devastating injuries or permanent disability. Patients often lack support or information when they are discharged, and partners and families of survivors may suddenly have to assume the role of carers and primary breadwinners, sometimes indefinitely.
AfterTrauma, developed by the Trauma Sciences Team within our Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma, is the UK's first website and on-line forum dedicated to helping survivors of major trauma recover from their injuries and has had over 13,700 visitors.
The website provides easy to understand information about injuries and treatment; financial, legal and advocacy services; and deals extensively with emotional and psychological impacts including post-traumatic stress.