Meningitis is dangerous and uniquely fast acting, and has been consistently named by parents as the disease they fear the most. It is one of the only diseases in modern Britain that can kill within 24 hours of onset.
The Pixel Fund is kindly supporting Dogs for Good’s Family Dog service. Family Dog benefits families who have a child with autism and is delivered through workshops and aftercare support. The service advises families how to train their pet dog to help the child cope better with daily life and facilitate a calmer home environment for the family as a whole.
The Pixel fund has kindly helped Soul Soup with a grant to strengthen it work. Soul Soup is a charity set up to address the needs of young people who are at risk of having issues or have issues with their mental health. Our organisation supports young people and children who don’t engage with or have access to any other professional mental health support.
The Pixel Fund has generously supported music therapy for people living with Huntington’s Disease at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Huntington’s Disease is an inherited, degenerative, neurological condition which causes damage to nerve cells in the brain and can affect movement, cognition (perception, awareness, thinking, judgement) and behaviour. There is no cure for Huntington’s Disease however recent research at the RHN has focused on the potential of therapies such as music therapy and therapeutic gardening to help maintain cognitive skills and to improve emotional wellbeing.
More than 100,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis – the most common neurological condition in young adults. In MS, the body’s immune system damages the myelin sheath surrounding and protecting nerve fibres. This interferes with messages travelling from the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body.
The research is looking into ways to enhance people’s rehabilitation journey post brain injury. This will extend our current understanding to beyond the individual with the injury. It is widely accepted that psychosocial wellbeing and rehabilitation outcomes are influenced by how the patient is able to adjust to life with a brain injury, yet the significance of the family context within which the patient is living has not been adequately addressed.