Headway - Positive Change after Brain Injury

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Headway - Positive Change after Brain Injury

  1. 1. <ul><li>Helping people rebuild lives after brain injury </li></ul>
  2. 2. Your life can change instantly through <ul><li>Accident </li></ul><ul><li>Assault </li></ul><ul><li>Sickness </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Like a silent thief… </li></ul><ul><li>head injury can suddenly </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Steal your mental & motor skills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take away your personality </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rob you of your relationships </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Some facts <ul><li>Brain Injury is the biggest cause of death in younger people </li></ul><ul><li>16 to 29 year olds are 3 times more likely to sustain a brain injury… </li></ul><ul><li>Road traffic accidents are the largest single cause of brain injury </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol is recognised as a major factor in road crashes </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Phil was assaulted when he was 17 </li></ul><ul><li>His assailants stabbed his head twice </li></ul><ul><li>He has had to relearn to speak </li></ul><ul><li>he is blind in one eye and is partially deaf </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Survivors are the forgotten people …. </li></ul><ul><li>once discharged from hospital … </li></ul><ul><li>… they are left to cope alone ! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Matthew was in a serious car accident. His family think you can see from his eyes that he's coming back to himself.  
  8. 8. <ul><li>We are here to HELP </li></ul>
  9. 9. Work Skills Social Life We help people to rebuild… Family Relationships
  10. 10. <ul><li>We provide Family Support </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>We provide Training and Day Services </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>We provide </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological help and assessment </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>We provide </li></ul><ul><li>Counselling </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>We have Services in... </li></ul>Dublin Cork Limerick Kerry South East
  15. 15. <ul><li>We have a National Helpline </li></ul><ul><li>1890 200 278 </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Our Website provides information and support </li></ul><ul><li>www.headway.ie </li></ul>

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