It’s Action for Brain Injury Week this week and brain injury charity, Headway, is seeking to raise awareness of the impact of brain injury on injured people and their families by encouraging them to share their experiences and address the common misunderstandings of brain injury.
Headway’s research has demonstrated that it can often be frustrating for those with brain injuries when people fail to appreciate and understand their ‘invisible’ injury, particularly when they undermine the severity of it by making thoughtless comments.
Films of the work that Headway have done with brain injury survivors can be viewed here.
Headway’s ‘A New Me’ campaign highlights the difference in ‘sense of self’ experienced by most brain injury survivors and the ways in which they seek to come to terms with this following their injury.
We are supporting Headway in raising money and awareness during Action for Brain Injury Week by taking part in their annual Hats for Headway Day on Friday 12th March 2017. We will be donning distinctive and colourful hats in the office in order to raise money for Headway and holding our own competition for the three best entries.
Headway are also holding their own online competition and you can get involved by donating £1 to Headway and posting a photograph of your creation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HatsForHeadway.
For more information, visit Headway's website.
If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident or traumatic event and you would like to speak to one of our specialist solicitors for further advice and support, please do not hesitate to contact Stephensons on 0175 321 6399.