Every 90 seconds, someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with a brain injury – that’s a staggering 350,000 people per year.
Headway’s Action for Brain Injury Week is an annual campaign designed to raise awareness and understanding of acquired brain injury (ABI) and to help give survivors and their loved ones a voice.
This year’s ABI Week campaign entitled Every 90 Seconds, takes place from May 15-21 and will highlight how common brain injuries are and how they can affect any of us at any time.
Brain injuries can have many causes including strokes, tumours, falls, road traffic collisions, assaults, and concussions and can have life-long consequences for survivors and their loved ones.
Throughout ABI Week, Headway will share real-life stories from brain injury survivors and their partners, talking candidly about brain injury and how Headway is helping them to rebuild their lives.
During the campaign, we hope people will take a second to learn more about brain injury through powerful stories.
We want people to see how they can support our work to rebuild meaningful lives and to take a second to consider donating their time volunteering with Headway or simply to share our message.”
Take a second to find out more, and if you can, please get involved by donating, volunteering, or simply raising awareness of our services.