Community Acquired Brain Injury Services

The Acquired Brain Injury Service is made up of 2 community based Teams and a Specialist Day Facility (Mourne Project).

The community based rehabilitation teams aim to promote independence, wellbeing and participation in family and community life after brain injury. The teams are made up of a range of staff and are co-ordinated by 2 Neuro-Psychologists.

The Belfast Trust Community Brain Injury Team (CBIT) works with adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury.  We provide individually tailored rehabilitation services designed to promote independence, wellbeing and participation in all areas of life including:

  • Work
  • family roles
  • social integration
  • personal care
  • leisure and domestic tasks following a brain injury

CBIT is an inter-disciplinary team, co-ordinated by a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist with professionals from Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Social Work and Administration.

Working together, we focus on each individual, providing a range of services including assessment, therapy, re-integration, signposting and support.  These services can be provided in the client’s home or in one of the Belfast Trust’s Health and Wellbeing Centres or in the local community e.g. using their local shops, transport routes or leisure facilities. You can download a leaflet about our service here

Support for families and carers

Support is also available for families and/or carers of individuals with a brain injury. Caring and supporting someone with a brain injury can be very rewarding but it can also be very difficult. The team value and understand the importance of carers and families and it is part of our aim to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of carers as well. More information about carer supports can be found at www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/CarersInformation

The Mourne Project – Specialist Day Rehabilitation Service

The Mourne Project is a specialist day rehabilitation programme for people with Brain Injuries from Belfast and the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust areas. It provides a specialist rehabilitation service for individuals living in the community with complex and challenging needs whose needs could not be best met in traditional Day Care Services. Clinical leadership for the project is provided by a Clinical Psychologist.

Read more about the Mourne Project.

How to access the Service.

The Service will accept referrals from a range of sources including the Regional Acquired Brain Injury Unit, GPs and other Health and Social Care Professionals.

Referrals will only be considered if;

         • The individual has sustained a non-progressive acquired brain injury
         • Is over 18 years of age
         • Lives within the Belfast Trust catchment area
         • There is evidence of cognitive impairment
         • Is able to participate in goal directed rehabilitation

Healthcare professionals can request our referral form here CBIT.Referrals@belfasttrust.hscni.net

 


How to access this service

The Community Brain Injury Teams will accept referrals from a range of sources including the Regional Acquired Brain Injury Unit (MPH), GP’s and other Health & Social Care Professionals. Self referrals are also welcomed.

The Mourne Project accepts referrals from the Trust Brain Injury Teams in Belfast and the Community Brain Team in South-Eastern Trust.

 


The Community Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services are now based at:

CBIRS – Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Level 2 - First Corridor
Grove Wellbeing Centre
120 York Road
Belfast
BT15 3HF

Main office - Tel: 028 9504 2130
Team Secretary - Tel:  028 9504 3798