About Acquired Brain Injury

 

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is damage to the brain acquired after birth. It includes traumatic brain injury as well as tumour, stroke, brain haemorrahage and encephalitis, to name a few. 

 

The effects are often very similar to those of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but the key differences that make treating and coping with acquired brain injury are quite different. 

 

 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Traumatic Brain Injury can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. 

 

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. 

 

For further information about brain injury, simply click on the links below.

 

Headway UK About Brain Injury 

 

https://www.headway.org.uk/About-Brain-Injury.aspx

 

Headway UK Useful Organisations

 

https://www.headway.org.uk/Useful-organisations.aspx

 

 

 

 

Latest News

Our best Christmas coffee morning yet! 

 

Huge thanks to ALL who supported our Christmas coffee morning on Thursday 29th November - it was wonderful to welcome so many faces!

 

We all enjoyed some delicious home-baked treats, hot drinks and the prizes in our raffle were extra special too with branded bodycare sets, wine and festive hampers.

 

We have raised around £400 and are still counting! Thank you so much to all who attended and supported. 

Wilson Paterson and Tim Samples become Board Trustees!

 

 

We are delighted and proud to welcome volunteer Wilson Paterson and client Tim Samples onto the Board of Trustees! 

 

Working together to lead our weekly Peer Support Group, and both having direct experience of acquired brain injury, we feel they are excellent representatives for client, volunteer and family voices here at HEN and are very pleased to have them on board!

 

 

Headway Music Group rock the charity fundraiser!

 

An amazing night was had by all at the fundraising concert on Saturday 6th October, featuring facilitator Freyja, deputy manager Jonny, and the Headway Music Group, raising an incredible £405 EACH for both Headway East Northants and the Cransley Hospice!

 

The guys all performed  with others to raise funds for both Headway East Northants and the Cransley Hospice and the night was incredibly well-supported, with the venue packed to the rafters! 

 

Well done to all involved, particularly to Freyja and partner Chris, who worked so hard to create such a professional gig, and of course, our amazing Headway clients for conquering their nerves and performing two songs LIVE!