This webpage contains links to resources produced by Brake for support professionals, including our FLO road death support e-guide and guidance report on supporting individuals who have been affected by a traumatic brain injury.
As well as using the support guides below, if you are supporting someone who has been bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash, you can also access support and information from Brake’s helpline on freephone 0808 8000 401. The Brake helpline is an accredited, professional source of emotional support, practical information, referral to other sources of help, and advocacy to help you overcome difficulties.
Brake is the national provider of support literature for adults and children bereaved following road death, and also provides guidance for people affected by serious injury following a crash.
Brake also runs an initiative called Sudden to help ensure people suddenly bereaved by any cause can access quality support, by sharing advice, best practice, research and resources among carers and support professionals. Guides for people suddenly bereaved by any cause are also available.
Guidance for professionals working with bereaved families
Guidance for professionals supporting people with a serious injury
Providing effective support following a brain injury seminar resourcesPresentations and handouts from our 'Providing effective support following a brain injury' seminar, held on Thursday 8 September 2016 in Bristol, and Thursday 18 May 2017 in Manchester, are now available for download. Topics covered included the effect that a traumatic brain injury can have on individuals, and guidance on rehabilitation and the transition to independent living.
If your organisation would like to be sent a free of charge copy of our 'Providing effective support following brain injury' report, please visit our online shop.