Rehabilitation & resources for the Coronavirus period and beyond

We know that this is a challenging time for many people, we want to give you, as an adult survivor of burns, and the NHS as much help and support as possible. Whether you are a client who receives restoration services, someone planning to attend rehabilitation or someone who hasn’t been in touch with us before, this page will give you ideas on how to stay connected as well as wellbeing resources and information for dealing with burns. We will be updating the page on an ongoing basis so please do come back and check for more information over the next couple of weeks.

Survivor Support Line

If you’re an adult survivor of burns and are feeling isolated or just want to talk to someone, please call Johanne on 0300 365 0055 or text or WhatsApp* message her on 07496 827266. for a friendly chat.  Equally, if you work in an NHS burns team and need to create extra time for hands on work, please do recommend any adult survivors of burns to call us.

Johanne, is our Head of Patient Support, a trained psychotherapist and a wonderful person to feel like you’ve had a virtual cup of tea with, to talk over anything you’d find helpful.

If you send us an email on our secure form and let us know when you’d like to chat we can schedule your call in and make sure we have enough time for a proper chat. 

We’re here from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

We’ll get back to you the next day if you get our answerphone.

0300 365 0055

Fitness - body and mind for survivors of burns

Bitesize videos to guide you through

Visit our YouTube channel for videos of yoga, fitness and emotional wellbeing put together by our practitioners who work with survivors at our Rehabilitation Centre and other services. You can also find videos of Katie Piper, Founder of the charity and survivor of burns.

FaceIT@home https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/adviceandsupport/faceit an online resource by Changing Faces, FaceIT@home for adults in the UK with visible difference. It includes eight user-friendly sessions designed to help you learn new skills, as well as providing useful tips to feel more confident about the way you look. It is available anytime from the comfort of your own home.

Connecting with other survivors 

For a live, moderated forum for adult burn survivors giving mutual support every evening at 7.30pm, visit the Adult Burns Support UK Forum run by Dan’s Fund for Burns.

Rehabilitation remodelled – virtual support

During the coronavirus period, we’ll be delivering a virtual rehabilitation service, designed with you after assessment sessions, mainly delivered through video calls and with special resources.  The service will include one-to-one:

  • Physiotherapy sessions with our burns specialists from the Centre
  • Emotional, confidence and well-being support from our psychotherapist
  • Tailored to your needs, a selection of sessions with intimacy and sleep therapists, dietician
  • Activity schedule with personal fitness trainer and yoga teacher
  • Time with a resilience volunteer – a fellow survivor to share useful advice and insights

Similar elements are available to some patients who have attended the Centre as part of their aftercare.