• Headway Educate Magazine

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Headway – the brain injury association held a brain injury education and awareness day at Waterloo Rugby Club, Sefton to raise awareness and provide an essential insight into the impact of brain injury has upon the survivor, their friends, family and their employers.

It’s aim was to raise awareness of the group and help those closest to all working with the survivor to better understand how to offer support. Guest speakers spoke on topics including neuro linguistic programming and managing fatigue. The event also included a question and answers session with two of their brain injury survivors.

A brain injury can happen to anyone at any time, and this includes significant numbers of people who have children. People with brain injuries often report that not only has their ability to carry out parenting roles been affected by their injury, but also their relationship with their children has changed.

Children too can therefore be affected by their parent sustaining a brain injury, and Headway aims to provide information and support for the whole family.

Established in 1979, Headway is a UK-wide based charity that helps people improve their lives following a brain injury and the charity relies on voluntary donations to continue to provide vital services to brain injury survivors and their families www.headway.org.uk

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