Headway Hertfordshire - supporting people affected by brain injury

Factsheets

Headway’s factsheets offer general explanations of the different cognitive, physical and behavioural effects that may occur following a brain injury. 

The links take you to the Headway national site where you will find help on all the information listed below. Click on the items below to go to the Headway UK site for these factsheets.

 

Within the About brain injury section you will find:

  • Basic Brain information
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Coma stimulation
  • Coma and reduced awareness
  • Hypoxic and Anoxic brain injury
  • Management of acquired brain injury – A guide for GPs
  • Minor brain injury – A guide for GPs
  • Minor head injury discharge advice

 

Within the Caring for someone with a brain injury section you will find:

  • Information on the early stages after brain injury
  • Children's emotional reactions and how to help
  • Leaving hospital
  • Rehabilitation and continuing care
  • Becoming a carer
  • Carer's assessment checklist
  • Relationships
  • Caring for yourself
  • Young carers
  • Useful organisations
  • Further reading

 

Within the Effects of brain injury section you will find:

  • Coping with memory problems after brain injury – practical strategies
  • Difficulties with decision making after brain injury
  • Brain injury and epilepsy
  • Coping with hemiplegia and hemiparesis
  • Dysphagia after brain injury
  • Executive dysfunction after brain injury
  • Hormonal imbalances after brain injury
  • Loss of taste and smell after brain injury
  • Managing anger- tips for brain injury survivors
  • Managing anger – tips for families, friends and carers
  • Post traumatic amnesia
  • Prosopagnosia – face blindness after brain injury

 

Within the Employment and education section you will find:

  • Returning to work after brain injury
  • Returning to work – help and support services
  • Returning to work – vocational rehabilitation providers
  • Adaptations to the workplace – a guide for employers
  • Financial support when returning to work
  • Making a complaint about treatment at work after brain injury
  • Self-employment after brain injury
  • Voluntary work after brain injury
  • Returning to education after brain injury
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Returning to work and education – useful organisations
  • Returning to work and education – further reading

 

Within the Legal issues section you will find:

  • A guide to personal injury trusts
  • A guide to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act
  • A guide to the Mental Capacity Act
  • A guide to the Mental Health Act in Scotland
  • Making a complaint about health and social care services

 

Within in the Practical issues after brain injury you will find:

  • A guide to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act
  • A guide to the Mental Capacity Act
  • Completing the DLA claim form
  • Holidays and travel after brain injury
  • Making a complaint about health and social care services
  • Self-directed support
  • The Work Capability Assessment and completing the ESA50 form