CEREBRUM

Czech Republic

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Contact info

address
CEREBRUM
Křižíkova 56/75a
186 00
Prague 8
Czech Republic
e-mail
info@cerebrum2007.cz
phone
+420 226 807 048
website
www.cerebrum2007.cz

Chairwoman

Mirka Kortusová
e-mail kortusova@cerebrum2007.cz

DIRECTOR

Dana Kollárová
e-mail kollarova@cerebrum2007.cz

BIF-Representative

Marcela Janečková
e-mail janeckova@cerebrum2007.cz

About CEREBRUM

CEREBRUM – Brain Injured and Families (Czech Republic) is a nonprofit association that aims to contribute to understanding of brain injury, to provide information and to support people with traumatic or other brain injuries, their families and caregivers in the Czech Republic.

CEREBRUM is executing the project Path to work for people after brain injury (running from June 2012 for three years, funded by the European Social Fund). Its aim is to support people with ABI on their return to work and increase their value in the labor market. An employment training centre will be created with five work training programs, focusing on theoretical and practical job training and training of working and social skills. Subsequent retraining will be in the fields of administration and preparation of hot meals. Throughout the project, participants will be able to take advantage of employment counseling, job search assistance and job retention.

CEREBRUM was registered as an association by Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic under No. 22665421 on the 31st July 2007.

Services provided

  • Help-line (consulting)
  • Psychological support
  • Cognitive-social rehabilitation program for people with Acquired Brain Injury
  • Support groups
  • Self-help groups
  • Educational activities (workshops, seminars, conferences)
  • Information interactive web site about brain injury in Czech language
  • Publishing activities (information brochures, books...)
  • Organising awareness raising events

Fields of possible cooperation

  • Awareness campaigns
  • Sharing of experience/practice within rehabilitation
  • Sharing of experience /practice in provision of social services
  • Sharing of experience /practice supported employment services
  • Sharing of experience/practice in vocational rehabilitation
  • Cultural events (e.g. European Trauma Cultural Days)
  • Capacity building
  • How system of care/rehabilitation should be organised
  • Research

History

2007

In 2007, CEREBRUM was founded and also became a member of the European Confederation of Brain Injured and Families. We also established the first internet web page about brain injury in the Czech Republic.

2008 - 2009

In 2008, first two rehabilitation programmes were organized, each of them three months long. They included cognitive functions training, swimming and movement therapy. A project called “The Status and Discrimination of People after Brain Injury in the Czech Republic” was launched including the research of rehabilitation and service accessibility for patients after brain injury, followed-up by an international conference “Life after Brain Injury”, organized by CEREBRUM in 2009.

In 2009 We also published our first informational booklets for patients and their families, named “Brain Injury: And What Next?” and “Coma After Brain Injury: How Can You Help“ and conference proceedings. This year an advisory helpline project was launched helping people with brain injury and their families to obtain information and support. In September 2009, we launched an international project called Transfer of Good Practices and Knowledge in Social Inclusion of People with Acquired Brain Injury ) in which we co-operate with BIF-EC as project partners.

2010

We took part in fellowships and training programmes in BIF-EC member countries (Denmark, UK) as a part of an international co-operation project and we organised three international workshops to bring the good practice and experience to the Czech Republic. CEREBRUM published the book “How to do cognitive rehabilitation” by the British experts Kit Malia and Anne Brannagan.

We also carry out the rehabilitation programme and the advisory helpline for people suffering brain injury and their families. In addition we also organize outdoor-rehabilitation courses twice a year and keep lobbying for the better system of care.