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

 Legal Advice through The Brain Charity

Helpline: 0808 800 2244
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Find your local support group:
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HealthUnlocked - Headway's online community:
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Brain and Spine Foundation
Helpline: 0808 808 1000
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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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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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Children & young people

The Children’s Trust for children with Brain Injury, has resources for families supporting children and young people with a brain injury at this time:  Coronavirus: useful resources and support

Child Brain Injury Trust
For families and professionals affected by childhood acquired brain injury
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• Find loal support:  https://tinyurl.com/y3a28o6s

charity for young adults with brain injury and stroke
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Online resources

 The Brain Changer Arts Project (The Brain Charity)

Coronavirus (Headway)
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Covid-19 vaccination programme (Brain & Spine Foundation)
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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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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (NHS website)
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Brain injury study finds chronic fatigue widely misunderstood (Headway, May 2019)
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)

News and events

Our resources MediKidiz Explain Aquired 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 the book for young people MediKidz Explain Aquired Brain Injury.