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Support and advice

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain since birth. There are many possible causes, including a fall, a road accident, tumour and stroke. Brain injury can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families and can affect every aspect of their lives. 

At Headway, we want to help people understand more about brain injury. We provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their family, carers and professionals. A network of Groups & Branches across the UK provide an opportunity to talk to others in a similar situation.

Members can receive practical help and support in coping with the challenges they are experiencing.

It is often an invaluable experience for brain injury sufferers to meet others in a similar situation and discuss the difficulties they face and how they are dealing with them. We encourage and facilitate these meetings through the monthly social events. It is an opportunity for strong bonds to be forged between members and allows us to keep up-to-date with the ongoing needs of our members.

If you feel you need support or advice, contact us and we will see what we can do to help. 



Headway National Support 

The national Headway group offers a website and help line where you can also find a  wealth of downloadable information of different aspects of dealing with brain injury.  You can access the site  by clicking onthe button below.

Alternatively, if you can't find what you are looking for or have any more questions, the national team has a helpline which can be found here. They are open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, but you can leave an answerphone message at any time.

Useful links 

If you can't find what you are looking for here we have also provided a link to other organisations operating in Cumbria that may be useful to you. 

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