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
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 2024, meetings will alternate between online and in-person – more details to follow as speakers, locations and activities are finalised and booked in.
Wednesday 13th March 2024 6.30-7.30 PM on MS Teams – Speaker TBC Saturday 15 June 2024 11 AM – 3 PM: Summer event TBC Tuesday 10 September 2024 6.30-7.30 PM on MS Teams – Speaker TBC Thursday 12 Dec 2024, 6:30–8PM: Christmas/end of year gathering – Details TBC
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.
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
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
Burn Survivor Volunteers wanted for a research project interview on the Social Stigma of Scars
If you’re an adult burn survivor, 18yrs and older, and are at least one year post discharge from hospital treatment, you could take part in this research study from Edinburgh Napier University. The study will explore the social stigma associated with scars, through the narrative of adults who have sustained a burn injury. You will be asked to participate in an audio-recorded interview lasting 45 minutes either online or in person with the researcher. All information recorded will be anonymous. More information can be found here . If you are interested in participating and would like further information, please contact Giorgia Alonge on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 .