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Headway's range of e-booklets and factsheets cover many of the symptoms and practical issues associated with a brain injury.

You can browse the library below, clicking the download arrow to view a PDF version. Use the search tools above to filter by category, audience or keyword.

Many of our e-booklets are available to buy through the online shop, and you can click the button next to them to order now. People with a brain injury and their family members can order free printed copies of our booklets and factsheets through the Headway helpline

We'd love to hear your opinion on our publications to help us develop and improve them. If you'd like to help, please click here to complete the feedback form.

About brain injury

About the brain

Factsheet / 0.69MB About the brain

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Factsheet / 0.35MB Carbon monoxide poisoning

Concussion in sport

Factsheet / 1.10MB Concussion in sport

Hospital treatment and early recovery after brain injury

Hypoxic brain injury

Factsheet / 0.55MB Hypoxic brain injury

Management of acquired brain injury - a guide for GPs

Management of acquired brain injury - a guide for ward nurses

Minor brain injury - a guide for GPs

Minor head injury and concussion

Minor head injury discharge advice

Rehabilitation after brain injury

Waiting for rehabilitation after brain injury

Effects of brain injury

Balance problems and dizziness after brain injury - causes and treatment

Balance problems and dizziness after brain injury - tips and coping strategies

Coma and reduced awareness states

Coma stimulation: suggested activities

Coping with communication problems after brain injury

Coping with hemiplegia and hemiparesis

Coping with memory problems - practical strategies

Depression after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.45MB Depression after brain injury

Difficulties with decision making after brain injury

Dysphagia after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.46MB Dysphagia after brain injury

Epilepsy after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.37MB Epilepsy after brain injury

Executive dysfunction after brain injury

Hormonal imbalances after brain injury

Lack of insight 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

Managing anger after brain injury

Managing fatigue after brain injury

Memory problems after brain injury

Mental health and brain injury

Factsheet / 0.41MB Mental health and brain injury

Post-traumatic amnesia

Factsheet / 0.34MB Post-traumatic amnesia

Prosopagnosia - face blindness after brain injury

Psychological effects of brain injury

The effects of brain injury

Factsheet / 0.43MB The effects of brain injury

The effects of brain injury and how to help

Visual problems after brain injury

Employment and education

A guide to the Equality Act 2010

Brain injury: a guide for employers

Financial support when returning to work

Making a complaint about treatment at work

Returning to education after brain injury

Returning to work after brain injury

Self-employment after brain injury

Voluntary work after brain injury

Family issues and relationships

Ageing carers

Factsheet / 0.37MB Ageing carers

Brain injury - a guide for parents

Brain injury: a guide for colleagues

Brain injury: a guide for friends

Brain injury: a guide for grandparents

Brain injury: a guide for partners

Brain injury: a guide for siblings

Caring for someone with a brain injury

Parenting after brain injury

Relationships after brain injury

Sex and sexuality after brain injury

Supporting children when a parent has had a brain injury

Legal issues

A guide to disability discrimination law

A guide to insurance policies after brain injury

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

Claiming compensation after brain injury

Mental capacity: supporting decision making after brain injury

Practical issues

A guide to Disabled Facilities Grants

A guide to welfare benefits after brain injury

Alcohol after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.47MB Alcohol after brain injury

Alcohol after brain injury: tips for families, friends and carers

Driving after brain injury

Holidays and travel after brain injury

Making a complaint about health and social care services

Redeveloping skills after brain injury

Scans and tests after brain injury

Self-directed support

Factsheet / 0.64MB Self-directed support

The Work Capability Assessment and completing the ESA50 form

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