Action for brain awareness week

Action for Brain Injury Week is a week-long awareness raising event that takes place next week, between 20 and 26 May 2019.

The annual campaign organised by Headway aims to raise awareness of the devastating effects of brain injury, especially the effects that may not be visible or immediately obvious.

Throughout the year, this brain injury association charity is dedicated to promoting understanding of all aspects of brain injury, as every year around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury, that’s one every 90 seconds.

Every year in the UK more than 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness.

For these children and their parents, even the smallest milestones made in intensive rehabilitation can lead to huge moments of increased independence.

Due to each brain injury and difficulties experienced differing massively from child to child, treatment and recovery can also vary vastly.

Specialist habitation, equipment and fun are required for every one of these children to help them regain their mobility and independence, but its hard work and it can be slow progress and exhausting.

The campaign will put a spotlight on the ripple effect that brain injury can have on many lives, highlighting the effect that brain injury can have not only on the individual but also their relationships with friends, family and colleagues in later life.