In January 2018, Tim Rogers suffered a traumatic brain injury and was admitted to the Neurosciences Ward at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He’s recently started working as a Day One Peer Support volunteer.
“It’s been a nerve-wracking experience but having the opportunity to help patients and families has been so rewarding. I’d have loved someone like me to talk to when I was on the ward!
“I recently met a family whose son has suffered from a similar brain injury to myself. It was the first time I felt comfortable talking about my experience and offering advice to a family on the same ‘unknown journey’ I was on.
“It hasn’t been easy, but I see it as my duty to help others. I’ve become an ‘unwilling expert’ and being a Peer Support Volunteer is helping me to make the best out of a bad situation.”