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 is a form of an acquired brain injury that occurs when a 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

Amazing donation from Higgins!

 

We were thrilled to receive a huge quantity of wood Higgins Builders Merchants, which was kindly arranged as a donation from Thomas, who works there.

 

Woodwork is always such a popular activity here at our Centre, and our clients, together with the support of our volunteers, enjoy working together to create useful items.

 

With such a generous donation, there's no end to the items that can be created and we can't wait to see what comes out of our woodwork room, so a huge thank you to Higgins! 

 

If there's anything that you may be interested in donating to us here at Headway, please do get in touch as we'd love to hear from you! Please email  rebecca.lake@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk

Smiles all round at Headway East Northants barbecue!

Yet another terrific day for the Headway East Northants team of clients, carers, staff and volunteers at our summer barbecue! Click here to read all about it.  http://headwayeastnorthants.org.uk/about-headway-east-northants/latest-news

 

 

 

 

Services Manager, Jean Tudor, retires from Headway East Northants

 

Our beloved manager, Jean Tudor, officially retired from Headway East Northants on Tuesday 22nd May and we were all so very sorry to see her go! 

Click the link below to read more!

http://headwayeastnorthants.org.uk/about-headway-east-northants/latest-news