A selection of current and upcoming events, activities and projects or studies you may be able to participate in can be found here. If you know of an event, activity or project for adult burn survivors that you think should be included here, please contact us at email@example.com
Here on our ABSUK website, we host a moderated burn support Live Chatevery Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm (UK time) and on the first Wednesday of each month, the live chat is online 7.30-8.30pm then on Zoom 8.30-9.00pm. The Live Chat provides the opportunity for those affected by burn injury to share experiences and discuss any concerns they may be having in relation to burns in a safe, private forum. For more information on how to join in the Live Chat, please click here.
Please visit the Support Groups section of the Adult Burn Support UK website to find information about support groups in your area.
London Area Burns Adult Support Group – This group meets every three months. For 2022, meetings will alternate between Zoom and in-person (venue yet to be found). The next meeting will be:
Weekday mid December 2022, 6:30–7:30pm – hopefully live and in person end of year celebration at a yet to be found venue
For more information on how to join the meetings, please contact Lisa Williams at tel: 020 3315 2504 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information
McIndoe Burns Support Group, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead – The group meets three times a year. Meetings are usually activity based and open to any burn survivor (16yrs and over), parent or relative of a burn survivor.
Contact: Tania.Gibson@nhs.net or call 01342 414 440. Click here for more information
Support for Parents/Carers of Children with a Burn Injury
11th February 2019
The Children’s Burns Trust (CBT) has launched a private Facebook Group where parents and carers of children with a burn or scald injury can communicate and support one another. If you are a parent or carer of a burn survivor and would like to join this private group please click here. For more information or to contact CBT, please email email@example.com.
Children’s Burns Trust (CBT) provides rehabilitation support for burned and scald injured children and their families. CBT website
Opportunity for Scar and Burns Camouflage Treatment
17th October 2017
Finishing Touches Group (FTG)
FTG provides training in semi-permanent makeup, microneedling and medical tattooing. They run a cosmetic and medical tattooing clinic from their head office in Haywards Heath offering an extensive model programme. If you are willing to receive treatment from a trainee at their clinic, they have appointments available for scar and burns camouflage, free of charge.
Find out more: FTG Model Appointments or Tel: 01444 414 744
Researchers at the Centre for Appearance Research have developed support materials for adults with appearance-affecting conditions, focussed specifically on intimacy and romantic relationships.
They are now looking for individuals with an appearance-affecting condition, such as burn injuries or scarring, to review and provide feedback on these support materials. This will involve listening to/reading some pilot versions of the support materials and responding to a short feedback survey to let them know what was good and what could be improved.
If you had have a burn injury, are over 18 years old, have a good understanding of spoken/written English, and are currently or have been based in the UK they’d love to hear from you!
Anyone who completes the survey will be given the opportunity to win a £50 Amazon voucher, as a thank you for their time.
Participate in PhD research conducted by Kieran Moulton at the University of the West of England, Bristol is looking at how people use decorative tattooing to either camouflage or decorate their scars.
Kieran is looking to interview people to find out their reasons for using tattooing in this way and what their experiences were.
Using tattooing with scars has become increasingly popular in recent years and the purpose of this research is to add to current knowledge.
If you would like to know more about this study or think that you may be interested in participating, please contact Kieran.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If we know of any studies looking for burn survivors to participate, the information with links will be posted here.
If you are conducting a burn related study you would like included in this section, please get in touch using our Contact form .