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
Free 90mins Scar Therapy Massage at Restore Scar Therapy
21st October 2022
Restore Scar Therapy offer FREE 90minute scar therapy massage appointments to burn survivors at their training clinics throughout the UK. You are able to attend more than one clinic if there’s availability.
Follow this link for more information and to register for free clinic notifications, Restore Therapy – access scar treatment . You can also click the green link on the page for free scar clinic dates and an application form.
If you have further queries, please get in touch with Restore scar therapy via email using firstname.lastname@example.org
Prevention and good first aid are key to reducing the number of burns and scalds occurring in the UK every single day.
A burn injury is for life. The scars are physical as well as psychological and can present life-long challenges for the individual and their families.
Children and the elderly are the most vulnerable, and the majority of burn injuries occur as a result of an accident that could easily have been prevented.
Kitchen safety is key to preventing the many types of burns injuries seen in children and adults. The prevention of scalds and burn injuries is important, but please remember that if an accident should occur, apply COOL running water for 20 minutes, CALL for help and COVER the burn wound loosely with cling film – this leads to better long-term outcomes for the patient.
Dan’s Fund For Burns and Adult Burn Support UK are supporting the Children’s Burns Trust in raising awareness on National Burn Awareness Day to help reduce the number of burn injuries occurring in adults and children every year. #BeBurnsAware
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.
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. Wellness days have proven popular as an activity and participants receive a free lunch. Get in touch to for more information.
Healthtalk.org is a website where people have shared, through video or audio, their experiences of living with a health condition to help others get an understanding of what it’s like to live with the condition.
A Burn Injuries section is now available and includes adult and young adult burn survivors, young people and parents of children with a range of burn injuries discussing their experiences across many topics – follow this link to hear what they had to say, HealthTalk – Burn Injuries
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
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 .