Tower to Light Blue for Brain Injury Awareness Week

Emirates Spinnaker Tower will mark Brain Injury Awareness week by lighting up the Tower in blue from 9th to 12th May.

Michael said “We are very thankful to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower team, we take every opportunity to reach out to the public and professionals to let people know about brain injury and the services we provide and the training and support available.”

“A few years ago, we identified that people just hadn’t heard of Headway and this meant that if the worst happened and the family were affected by brain injury, they didn’t know where to turn for advice and support, partnerships within the community assist us in getting our message out there.”

Each year around 135,000 people are admitted to hospital following a head injury. The majority will make a full recovery in time but even a minor injury can sometimes result in longer term problems. Severe injuries will inevitably need complex care, impacting on the patient, their family and carers.

Headway Portsmouth – a local charity which provides a wide range of support and information services for people with brain injury, their families and carers in South East Hampshire – has hosted a number of events and initiatives in order to raise awareness and provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about the issues associated with brain injury and the ways in which Headway can support.

Headway Portsmouth covers South East Hampshire, and includes Portsmouth, Havant, Waterlooville, Gosport, Fareham and Petersfield and the team hosts talks and fundraising events throughout the year.

To find out more about Headway Portsmouth and its work, visit www.headwayportsmouth.co.uk

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