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Bracky Builds a New Den

Bracky Builds a New Den is the tale of a happy dinosaur whose life is turned upside down when a family member suffers a serious injury.

Aimed at children living in similar circumstances, the book has been developed by Fletchers Serious Injury following a period of research using tailored, professional advice from therapists and first-hand accounts from families and children who have experienced serious injury. We have also collated a series of supporting resources which are designed to encourage readers of the book to explore their own feelings and emotions together following the event of a parent of carer’s serious injury.

Why did we create Bracky Builds a New Den?

When a parent or carer experiences a serious injury or medical negligence, it is a very worrying time for a child. It can’t be underestimated just how much the practical and emotional challenges which arise from the event might have on their mental health, not just in the short term, but the long term, too. To begin to understand the true extent of this situation, and to recognise in greater detail how young people are impacted, we undertook quantitative research with parents and carers living with serious injuries following an accident or medical negligence, as well as qualitative research with leading serious injury specialists and child psychotherapists. This inspired Bracky Builds a New Den.

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Bracky Builds a New Den

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Fletchers Serious Injury

Established in 1987, Fletchers Solicitors is the largest medical negligence and personal injury practice in the UK, specialising in serious injury, medical negligence law and motorbike accidents. The firm currently employs over 450 people.

Fletchers Serious Injury is now one of the largest specialist serious injury teams in the UK.
Each department is made up of individual specialist teams, meaning that all clients are given a personalised service that meets their unique needs.

The Fletchers Serious Injury team currently has over 50 team members dealing with non-medical accidents, ranging from accidents abroad, to criminal injuries and more than 30 years’ experience fighting for the rights of injured motorcyclists. The team specialises in claims for vulnerable road users, in particular motorcyclists, dealing with around 1 in 3 motorcycle accident cases in England and Wales.

Contact information

If you’re a member of the media and would like more information about Bracky Builds a New Den, Fletchers Serious Injury or the book’s launch campaign, please contact Erin Rudkin (erin@weareunhooked.com) or Claire Gamble (claire@weareunhooked.com).