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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

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About brain injury

About the brain

Factsheet / 0.66MB 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

Continence problems after brain injury

Coping with communication problems after brain injury

Coping with hemiplegia and hemiparesis

Coping with memory problems - practical strategies

Depression after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.64MB Depression after brain injury

Difficulties with decision making after brain injury

Dysphagia after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.71MB 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 / 0.33MB Mental health and brain injury

Post-traumatic amnesia

Factsheet / 0.25MB Post-traumatic amnesia

Prosopagnosia - face blindness after brain injury

Psychological effects of brain injury

The effects of brain injury

Factsheet / 0.49MB 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 / 0.78MB 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

Welsh information - Gwybodaeth Gymraeg

A guide to welfare benefits factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau â chanllawiau ynghylch budd-daliadau lles

About the brain factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch yr ymennydd

Ageing carers factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau i ofalwyr sy’n heneiddio

Caring 1 - The early stages after brain injury - Welsh - Gofal 1 - Y cyfnod cynnar ar ôl anaf i’r ymennydd

Caring 2 - Children's emotional reactions and how to help - Welsh - Gofal 2 - Ymateb emosiynol plant a sut i helpu

Caring 3 - Leaving hospital - Welsh - Gofal 3 - Ymadael â’r ysbyty

Caring 4 - Rehabilitation and continuing care - Welsh - Gofal 4 - Adsefydlu a gofal parhaus

Caring 5 - Becoming a carer - Welsh - Gofal 5 - Dod yn ofalwr

Caring 6 - Carer's assessment checklist - Welsh - Gofal 6 - Rhestr wirio asesiad y gofalwr

Caring 7 - Relationships - Welsh - Gofal 7 - Perthnasoedd

Caring 8 - Caring for yourself - Welsh - Gofal 8 - Gofal amdanoch eich hun

Caring 9 - Young carers - Welsh - Gofal 9 - Gofalwyr ifanc

Coma and reduced awareness states factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch coma a chyflyrau o ymwybyddiaeth is

Coma stimulation activities factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch gweithgareddau ysgogi

Concussion in sport factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch cyfergydion mewn chwaraeon

Continence problems after brain injury factsheet - Welsh - Problemau ymataliaeth ar ôl anaf i’r ymennydd

Coping with communication problems factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch ymdopi â phroblemau cyfathrebu

Coping with memory problems - practical strategies factsheet - Welsh - Ymdopi ag anawsterau cofio - taflen ffeithiau ynghylch strategaethau ymarferol

Depression after brain injury factsheet - Welsh - Iselder ar ôl anaf i’r ymennydd

Employment: Adaptations to the workplace - a guide for employers - Welsh - Cyflogaeth: Addasiadau i’r gweithle - canllawiau i gyflogwyr

Employment: Financial support when returning to work - Welsh - Cyflogaeth: Cymorth ariannol wrth ddychwelyd i’r gwaith

Employment: Making a complaint about treatment at work - Welsh - Cyflogaeth: Gwneud cwyn am y modd y cewch eich trin yn y gwaith

Employment: Returning to education after brain injury - Welsh - Cyflogaeth: Dychwelyd i fyd addysg ar ôl anaf i’r ymennydd

Employment: Returning to work after brain injury - Welsh - Cyflogaeth: Dychwelyd i’r gwaith ar ôl anaf i’r ymennydd

Epilepsy after brain injury factsheet - Welsh - Epilepsi ar ôl anaf i’r ymennydd

Executive dysfunction after brain injury factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch nam i swyddogaethau gweithredol ar ôl niwed i’r ymennydd

Hormonal imbalances after brain injury - Welsh - Anghydbwysedd hormonaidd ar ôl anaf i’r ymennydd

Hospital treatment and early recovery after brain injury - Welsh - Triniaeth ysbyty ac adferiad cynnar yn dilyn anaf i’r ymennydd

Lack of insight after brain injury factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch diffyg mewnwelediad yn sgil anaf i’r ymennydd

Loss of taste and smell after brain injury factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch colli synhwyrau blasu ac arogli yn sgil anaf i’r ymennydd

Management of acquired brain injury - a guide for GPs factsheet - Welsh - Rheoli anaf caffaeledig i’r ymennydd - canllawiau i feddygon teulu

Managing anger - tips for families, friends and carers factsheet - Welsh - Rheoli dicter - taflen ffeithiau ag awgrymiadau ar gyfer teuluoedd, ffrindiau a gofalwyr

Managing anger factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch rheoli dicter

Managing fatigue factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch rheoli blinder

Memory problems after brain injury - Welsh - Anawsterau cofio yn dilyn anaf i’r ymennydd

Minor brain injury - a guide for GPs - Welsh - Mân anaf i’r ymennydd – canllawiau i Feddygon Teulu

Minor head injury and concussion - Welsh - Mân anaf a chyfergyd

Minor head injury discharge advice - Adults - Welsh - Cyngor rhyddhau cleifion â mân anafiadau i’r pen – Oedolion

Post-traumatic amnesia - Welsh - Amnesia ôl-drawmatig

Psychological effects of brain injury - Welsh - Effeithiau seicolegol anaf i’r ymennydd

Rehabilitation after brain injury - Welsh - Adsefydlu yn dilyn anaf i’r ymennydd

Relationships after brain injury - Welsh - Perthynas ag eraill ar ôl anaf i’r ymennydd

Relationships after brain injury factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch perthynas ag eraill ar ôl anaf i’r ymennydd

Relationships: Brain injury - a guide for colleagues factsheet - Welsh - Perthnasoedd: Anaf i’r ymennydd - taflen ffeithiau â chanllawiau i gydweithwyr

Relationships: Brain injury - a guide for friends factsheet - Welsh - Perthnasoedd: Anaf i’r ymennydd - taflen ffeithiau â chanllawiau i gydweithwyr

Relationships: Brain injury - a guide for grandparents factsheet - Welsh - Perthnasoedd: Anaf i’r ymennydd - taflen ffeithiau â chanllawiau i neiniau a theidiau

Relationships: Brain injury - a guide for partners factsheet - Welsh - Perthnasoedd: Anaf i’r ymennydd - taflen ffeithiau â chanllawiau i bartneriaid

Relationships: Brain injury - a guide for siblings factsheet - Welsh - Perthnasoedd: Anaf i’r ymennydd - taflen ffeithiau â chanllawiau i frodyr a chwiorydd

Relationships: Sex and sexuality after brain injury factsheet - Welsh - Perthnasoedd: Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch rhyw a rhywioldeb yn dilyn anaf i’r ymennydd

Scans and tests after brain injury factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch sganiau a phrofion yn dilyn anaf i’r ymennydd

The effects of brain injury - Welsh - Effeithiau anaf i’r ymennydd

Waiting for rehabilitation after brain injury factsheet - Welsh - Taflen ffeithiau ynghylch disgwyl am adsefydlu yn dilyn anaf i’r ymennydd

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