I have an acquired brain injury

I sustained a brain injury

A brain injury can change lives in an instant. At Headway, we know the impact it can cause on individuals and families alike.

We also recognise that for many people affected by brain injury, the Headway website is their first point of contact with the charity, and the first opportunity they have to seek information and support. Just knowing that help is available, and you're not alone, can be of comfort.

If you have, or believe you have, recently sustained a brain injury, this section will signpost you to other areas of the website where you can find more detailed information and support.

Rehabilitation and continuing care

Unlike most other injuries, a brain injury doesn't simply heal in time and many people who sustain a moderate or severe brain injury will never fully recover to be the person they once were and live the life they once lived.

But with the right help, at the right time, there can be life after brain injury.

The Finding Support - Services for people with acquired brain injury section of this site can provide further information and support.

Key resources
  • Call our Enquiry Line on 0121-457-7541 to chat and find out more about what help is available at the next stages

  • Contact the Headway UK 24 hours helpline on 0808 800 2244 or helpline@headway.org.uk

  • Grants of up to £500 (means tested) are available from Headway UK - Emergency Fund and we can apply on your behalf

  • Find out more about brain injury through our Brain Injury section or by attending our availble training

  • Get a Solicitor in place if compensation is appropriate

  • Access the support that we have for brain injured people

  • Find out about continued rehab and activities for brain injured people


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