Psychologists to hold Fishers Farm kids fun-day

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Two local Clinical Neuropsychologists working with adults with acquired brain injury are hosting a free event at Fishers Farm in October for children whose parent has a neurological condition.

On October 17, Dr Jo Johnson, Dr Richard Maddicks and volunteers will be providing a morning of fun, games and education about brain injury at Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green for children from the age of 5 years upwards.

Entrance to the park will be free for all registered children and a parent.

Jo Johnson is author of a number of books for children and adults including ‘My parent has a brain injury, the guide for young people’.

“Adjusting to a brain injury or neurological diagnosis is incredibly difficult for individuals and the effect of this on families is huge,” she said. “Our hope is that this day brings children with similar experiences together to play, talk and learn in a supportive, fun and friendly environment.”

Sponsored by Sussex based ASB Law Solicitors, the event is the second run by the team of psychologists.

Last years event was a huge success and enabled children from across the south to meet and enjoy a day out at Fishers Farm.

Josie, age 11 said: “I really enjoyed my day at Fishers farm. I got to spend some time with my family and make some new friends in the same situation. I now have a much better understanding of how the brain works and how damaging it can affect people”.

For more information or to book a place on the next day please contact Charlotte McWilliam on 02392 377399 or charlotte@psychologychartered.co.uk

Report contributed by Dr Richard Maddicks.