Action for Brain Injury Week – Local people tell their stories

This week is Action for Brain Injury Week and Headway Devon are seizing the opportunity to let people know about this hidden disability.

To raise awareness of brain injury and to inform people about the vital work that Headway Devon does in the local community, Colin, Mike and Jerry who all attend Headway’s centre in Exmouth have decided to share their stories.

You can read their stories by following these links: Colin Hastings, Mike Welch, Gerry Sansom.

Brain injury affects over a million people in the UK each year, yet public awareness about the long-term difficulties it can cause is low and many people do not realise that Headway is here to support people and their families after brain injury.

Headway Devon hope that, by sharing these stories, we will increase people’s understanding of brain injury and the long-term disabilities that it can cause. We also hope that if there are other people out there who have experienced similar injuries, it will let them know that they are not alone and that Headway is here to help.

Headway Devon’s Chief Executive, Anne Mattock, explains: “Action for Brain Injury Week is a great opportunity for Headway Devon to raise awareness about brain injury and the effects it can have. Many of the thinking, learning and emotional difficulties that brain injury causes are not visible and are often misunderstood. Action for Brain Injury Week events give us a great chance to talk to people about this hidden disability, and the important work that goes on in their local community. We’re very grateful to Colin, Mike and Gerry for sharing their stories.”