Understanding Brain Injury

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Raising awareness of the effects of brain injury is key to improving understanding of what is often referred to as an “invisible” or “hidden” injury.

Through our specialist training programmes we aim to:

·         Increase awareness and knowledge of brain injury and its possible effects

·         Empower people with a brain injury and their families and carers to understand and manage the effects of their injury within their daily lives

·         Enable people to adjust to life with a brain injury and to identify and fulfil their goals

·         Help those working with individuals with a brain injury to recognise the specific needs and challenges faced by someone with a brain injury and to access specialist support where required.

Whether you are someone with a brain injury, a family member / carer or someone who works with or may come into contact with someone with a brain injury, we can provide a range of education and training options to meet your needs.

For people with a brain injury, families and carers

We offer relaxed and inclusive workshops across the county. These sessions provide information and practical strategies around some commonly experienced issues as well as a chance to learn specific skills such as horticulture.


For professionals and organisations

We run Understanding Brain Injury Courses for professionals working in health and social care at venues across the county.

We can also deliver bespoke ‘in house’ training directly to your organisation based on the experience and needs of both your staff and your client group as well as interactive and child friendly talks to schools and other children’s groups. Please contact Sharon Buckland to arrange your training on 01223 576550 or email her sharonb@headway-cambs.org.uk 

What people say about our training and courses

“I was impressed with your Understanding Brain Injury Training; the Headway staff were very knowledgeable and professional.” ( Local authority worker)

“It was well balanced. It was well worth attending the workshop today. Friendly and Helpful” (Benefits workshop attendee).

“It was helpful and I felt included” (Living with a Brain Injury workshop attendee)

“It has given me more confidence to approach employment opportunities and a greater understanding of my own strengths and areas I need to improve” (Vocational course attendee)


The Hospital Brain Injury Co-ordinator became someone who absolutely understood how I felt, I didn’t need to explain. I could talk about my fears and worries. She was such a great support through the difficult days, but could also celebrate the small step successes, which was important to me.