A brain injury can be life-changing for the person and their family and friends. Brain injury is unpredictable in its consequences. It affects who we are, the way we think, act, and feel. It can change everything about us in an instant.

Every brain injury is different and the effects will often be complex and will vary greatly from person to person, and depend, for example, on the cause, the extent of the injury and part of the brain that has been damaged. Severity is not necessarily a measure of eventual outcome

We attempt here to provide some helpful information. There is more information in the ‘Professionals’ section, which survivors and family members and carers may also wish to look at.

About Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Causes, where to get help, and effects.

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Headway UK information and support    

Headway UK provides a wealth of useful information and advice

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Headway Groups and other voluntary organisations serving London

Headway Groups provide important social rehabilitation and long-term peer support to survivors and carers and family members. 

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Rehabilitation services

Following the acute stage, the survivor should be offered appropriate rehabilitation according to their needs. This should be specialist interdisciplinary rehabilitation from a brain injury or neuro-rehabilitation team.

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Signposting services for survivors, their families and carers

Information about brain injury services in London can be found at the ‘London Services’ section of this website.

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)

About 20% of those who present at A & E with a mild traumatic brain injury will have ongoing problems.

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