Burns support groups

Burns Family Group

The Burns Family Group offers support and information for families who have a child that has experienced a burn or scald injury. We provide an environment where families with similar experiences can meet and support each other to help promote positive thinking. We host several ‘get togethers’ for families during the year including outings, picnics, seasonal parties and a sponsored walk.

Each year there is a National Burns Camp for children and young people between the ages of 8 to 18. The camp provides a place for children to meet who have experienced a burn trauma and to help to develop their sense of independence and confidence along with often making lifelong friends.

Recent events

  • Eleven children attended our summer camp this year at Grafham Waters Cambridgeshire. A big thank you too our hospital transport department for making our journey there and back a good one

Upcoming events

  • Fund Raising - The Burns Family Group is in  need of raising money to give children the opportunity of attending camp next year. If you are willing to raise funds or have any fund raising ideas, please do not hesitate to call me. Your support would be very much appreciated.

For more information please contact:

Sharon Aylott, Health Play Specialist
T: 020 3315 3707
E: caw-tr.burnsfamilygroup@nhs.net

London Area Burns Adult Support Group

The group meets roughly four times a year and is open to adults (16+) who have experienced a burn of any sort, at any age, and have been treated at any hospital. Although based in London we have members from Cambridge, Norfolk, Kent, Devon and Wales. We alternate between meeting to listen to speakers, have group discussions, and take part in social events. We are happy for people to bring family and friends with them.

This group offers a unique opportunity to not only get support from but also to give support to other burns survivors. People tell us that it can be really valuable to meet others with experiences of burns. Our friends at Changing Faces have agreed to host our events at their offices in London. If you would like to come along please get in touch using the contact details below. For venue directions click here and for more general information about Changing Faces see their website www.changingfaces.org.uk. We really hope you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing you there.

Recent events

  • Our final meeting of 2016 was held on Thursday 8 December at Changing Faces. There were some old faces and brand new ones. There was lots of food, some mulled wine and juices and plenty of conversation about family traditions during the festive season. We also enjoyed some storytelling and drawing games but it didn't get competitive - unlike some of those family traditions! This left no time to make any plans for 2017 so we will do that when we next meet in March.

Upcoming events

  • Thursday 16 March 2017, 6:30–8pm
  • Summer meeting—June/July 2017 TBD
  • Thursday 21 September 2017, 6:30–8pm
  • Thursday 7 December 2017, 6:30–8pm

For more information or to join our database please contact:

Lisa Williams
T: 020 3315 2504
E: lmwilliams@nhs.net

Get in the swim!

We have some exciting news. It looks like from early 2017 there will be the opportunity to come along for special monthly swimming sessions for people with burns and other visible differences in London. More details to follow but in the meantime please register your interest by emailing Sylvia via this link: - we hope you can join us.

Dan's Fund for Burns report on burns support for adults

In 2012 we were commissioned by Dan's Fund for Burns to undertake the first full scale survey and analysis of all group-based support available in the UK to adults who have experienced a burn injury in adulthood or childhood. The full report was published in February 2013—read it here: Dan's Fund Survey and Analysis of Adult Group-based Burns Support.

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