Dr Giles Yeates

An expert view on the impacts of the pandemic and advice for brain injury survivors

Lockdown has been a trying experience for all of us but for ABI survivors, particularly so. I was trying to imagine what it would have been like for me 20 years ago when I myself was recovering from a severe brain injury (Dr Raymond Lynch, founder of BITP).

As a neuropsychologist, the brilliant Dr Giles Yeates was approached by Brain Injury Touchpoint to give his thoughts and strategies about how ABI survivors might be coping during the pandemic. With support groups and networking events being postponed this year, making experiential information available to ABI survivors is of particular importance.

We are delighted to collaborate with Giles as he is a fountain of knowledge and an important spokesperson within the brain injury community. His website Rippling Minds has an abundance of helpful resources for brain injury survivors and professionals working within the field.

As Giles mentions in his vlog, there is a dedicated section of his website that will be particularly helpful given the current circumstances. Coronavirus & Brain Injury Resources provides links to charities and organisations operating to support brain injury survivors during this period of difficulty and potential isolation.


Coronavirus & Brain Injury Resources

Twitter: @DrYeates

Dr Giles Yeates

Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist providing 1-1 psychotherapy, sexuality-focused work, couples therapy, family work, community initiatives and vocational rehabilitation to survivors of acquired brain injury and their significant others. Dr Yeates is based in Oxford, UK, and travels to work with people across the home counties, south midlands and London, plus therapy via skype/facetime/zoom.

DClinPsych, MSc (Clin Neuro), AFBPS, C Psychol

Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist & Tai Ji Instructor

Rippling Minds | NeuroFlow

Chair, Thames Valley Acquired Brain Injury Forum

Editor, Neuro-Disability & Psychotherapy & Brain Injury Series (Routledge)

Researcher, MOReS, Oxford Brookes University

HCPC Registered, No: PYL 21869

BPS Chartered Psychologist: 086546

Tai Chi Union of Great Britain Insured Instructor No: /1328

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