The Children’s Trust was honoured with a top award at the prestigious BMA Patient Information Awards this week (25 September). The charity, which supports children with brain injury across the UK, had two of its resources, a short film and a handbook, recognised as exceptional and powerful information sources at the ceremony which took place at BMA House, London.
The Awards encourage excellence in the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information. This is something The Children’s Trust is also passionate about when producing information that will help young people and families affected by brain injury
The charity’s short film ‘From Me to You’ won the User Engagement Award, with judges noting it as ‘powerful’ and ‘heart-warming’. The film was created with three families telling their experiences honestly and openly to help future children and families going to the centre for neuro-rehabilitation with what they can expect while they are there. The film can be viewed here.
Also recognised at the awards was The Children’s Trust book, ‘Me and My Brain’. This book, which gives advice and guidance to teenagers affected by brain injury, was awarded Runner Up in the Information for Young Adults Award, and shortlisted for the User Engagement Award. Judges noted that it was an ‘exceptional resource’ and that ‘the advice given is practical, sensible and non-judgemental’. Copies of the book can be ordered here.