Case Studies

Telling your stories may help others understand their own injuries, give them hope and let people know they are not alone.

David's Story

In 2010 David, aged 21, sustained a head injury when hit by a lorry in Kent. Soon after the accident David became homeless and was sofa surfing, this was due to physical injuries, cognitive deficits and behaviour changes making it difficult to support himself. However, with support from his gran and his friends he re-learned the basics such as reading and writing and started his recovery journey. With great determination he also relearnt to draw from scratch, something which is a great passion of his.
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Jim's Story

Headway helped me write my CV and brush up on interview skills. With monthly visits from the community support team at Headway, I am able to get invaluable support with my career progression, they helped me work through an OU degree and help me understand all of the letters and forms about my benefits.
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Lucy's Story

After nine months of being in hospital, I was discharged and well enough to live with my mother, but I still had not fully recovered and so I attended Headway Surrey, based in Guildford twice a week. Headway was brilliant; they provided activities to help relearn old and new skills, my social circle improved. It was nice to meet people of all ages who had some kind of brain injury.
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Then we would like to hear from you. Your experiences can help other survivors understand their own injuries. Help raise awareness and let people know they're not alone.


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