About Us

Day One Major Trauma Support is dedicated to limiting the impact of major trauma on patients and families in Leeds, Yorkshire and across the UK

Day One is a holistic support service for patients and families affected by major trauma; delivered by Leeds Cares in partnership with patients, families, trauma clinicians, NHS Trusts and other organisations.

The Day One support model was established by patients for patients, to address the complex challenges that often arise following a sudden traumatic injury. Day One understands that the right support at the right time can make a real difference.

The Day One aims are

Deliver an exceptional Model of Trauma Support to patients and their family

Work in partnership with medical staff and other services to limit the impact of trauma, aid recovery and support adjustment and rehabilitation

Create a strong sense of community among patients and families, facilitating connections and peer support

Enable education and training for patients, families and clinical staff

Promote research and innovation locally, regionally and nationally

Day One Major Trauma Support relies on donations from fundraisers and supporters

What we Offer

Need help now? The Day One team is on hand to support patients at any of the five trauma units making up the West Yorkshire Trauma Network. Find about the services we offer and how we can help you and your family.

Peer Support

Patients and their families have the opportunity to benefit from the Day One peer support programme – a special group of trauma survivors who have the added benefit of shared experience.

How to Donate

Day One Major Trauma Support is delivered by Leeds Cares which means it is charitably funded and relies entirely on donations from fundraisers and supporters to keep going. It’s easy to donate to Day One.