Name Brain Injury
Related to/Also known as Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Head Injury
Symptoms of Brain Injury
An injury to the head or face, resulting in trauma to the brain. The brain injury may be mild to severe, and the subsequent impact can likewise be from mild, short-term problems to permanent problems including emotional and behavioural changes, cognitive effects and physical disability.
Useful national contacts Headway
Helpline: 0808 800 2244
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Find your local support group:
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Brain and Spine Foundation
Helpline: 0808 808 1000
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Rehab UK
Tel. 0121 616 3900
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Brake (road safety charity)
Helpline for road crash victims: 0808 800 0401
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UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum
Tel. 0845 608 0788
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Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Development
Tel: 0800 0286256
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Child Brain Injury Trust
Helpline: 0303 303 2248
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The Legacy Rainbow House: for children with acquired brain injury
Tel: 01704 823 276
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CSF Leak Association
Charity working to raise the profile and support understanding of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, and provides support to sufferers and carers.
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Online resources MediKidz explain Acquired Brain Injury
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Head Trauma (Facial Palsy UK)
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Does my brain hate me? TBI survivor's blog
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News and events  
Our resources

Caring for Someone with a Brain Injury The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Brain Injury and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Caring for someone with a brain injury by R. Morris and K. Mudd. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this booklet.
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