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I’ve had a traumatic injury and need support

Information for patients

Day One is here to provide practical and emotional support to help you manage your circumstances and make the best possible recovery following a major physical trauma.

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How we can help you

From emergency funding to long-term peer support, we can be your side throughout your recovery journey. Take a look to see how we can support you in the Major Trauma Centres where we work and nationally.

Peer support

Being able to speak to somebody who has experienced a traumatic injury themselves could help you to deal with the impact of your injuries and what has happened to you.

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Legal support

We know that suffering major trauma can leave you with lots of questions about the future. Getting the right legal advice can be vital so you understand your rights and can focus on your recovery.

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Emergency fund

Our Emergency Fund is available to families to help cover costs incurred during their relative’s stay in hospital, including travel and accommodation costs, parking and other unforeseen expenses such as clothes, food and toiletries.

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Benefits and welfare advice

You may be worried about the financial impact of your injury, particularly if you are unable to work, either temporarily or longer term. We offer benefits and welfare advice.

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Family counselling

When a major traumatic accident or event occurs, it not only affects your life but has implications for the people you live with and who love you. We can offer support.

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Crisis Support Organisations

If you require urgent support, please contact one of the NHS or other services listed on our crisis support page.

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Looking after your wellbeing from Day One

A series of resources based on mindfulness techniques that Day One volunteers found helpful during their recovery from major trauma.

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Bold ambitions,
from Day One

We aim to support everyone affected by major trauma. Find out more about where we work now and our plans to reach even more people.

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