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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 our 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.

Many of Headway’s publications are available for sponsorship. To find out more, contact our Corporate Partnerships Manager at amber.perry@headway.org.uk.


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- Rich Downey, brain injury survivor


About brain injury

About the brain

Factsheet / 0.67MB About the brain

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Factsheet / 0.26MB Carbon monoxide poisoning

Concussion in sport

Factsheet / 0.58MB Concussion in sport

Concussion in the workplace

Factsheet / 0.36MB Concussion in the workplace

GP's guide to management of acquired brain injury

GP's guide to mild brain injury

Factsheet / 0.25MB GP's guide to mild brain injury

Hospital treatment and early recovery after brain injury

Hypoxic brain injury

Factsheet / 0.26MB Hypoxic brain injury

Mild head injury and concussion

Mild head injury discharge advice - Adults

Rehabilitation after brain injury

Waiting for rehabilitation after brain injury

Ward nurse's guide to management of acquired brain injury

Effects of brain injury

Anger after brain injury

Anxiety after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.32MB Anxiety after brain injury

Balance problems and dizziness after brain injury

Coma and reduced awareness states

Coma stimulation: suggested activities

Communication problems after brain injury

Continence problems after brain injury

Decision making difficulties after brain injury

Depression after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.27MB Depression after brain injury

Dysphagia (swallowing problems) after brain injury

Epilepsy after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.23MB Epilepsy after brain injury

Executive dysfunction after brain injury

Face blindness (prosopagnosia) after brain injury

Fatigue after brain injury

Headaches after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.32MB Headaches after brain injury

Hormonal imbalances after brain injury

Identity after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.41MB Identity after brain injury

Insight and awareness after brain injury

Memory problems after brain injury

Post-traumatic amnesia

Factsheet / 0.20MB Post-traumatic amnesia

Post-traumatic growth after brain injury

Psychological effects of brain injury

Sleep problems after brain injury

Taste and smell problems after brain injury

The effects of brain injury

Visual problems after brain injury

Weakness or paralysis (one-sided) after brain injury

Employment and education

Colleagues' guide to brain injury

Employers' guide to brain injury

Making a complaint about treatment at work after brain injury

Returning to education after brain injury

Returning to work after brain injury

Volunteering after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.23MB Volunteering after brain injury

Family issues and relationships

Ageing carers of brain injury survivors

Caring for someone with a brain injury

Friends' guide to brain injury

Factsheet / 0.26MB Friends' guide to brain injury

Grandparents' guide to (adult) brain injury

Parenting after brain injury

Parents' guide to (adult) brain injury

Partners' guide to brain injury

Factsheet / 0.35MB Partners' guide to brain injury

Relationships after brain injury

Sex and sexuality after brain injury

Siblings' guide to brain injury

Factsheet / 0.28MB Siblings' guide to brain injury

Supporting children when a parent has had a brain injury

Legal issues

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

Discrimination after brain injury

Insurance policies after brain injury

Mental capacity: supporting decision making after brain injury

Personal injury trusts after brain injury

The Equality Act - a guide for brain injury survivors

Understanding brain injury in the criminal justice system - a guide for prison staff

Understanding brain injury in the criminal justice system - a guide for probation staff

Practical issues

Alcohol after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.29MB Alcohol after brain injury

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

Assessment and funding of care after brain injury

Case management after brain injury

Disabled Facilities Grants after brain injury

Driving after brain injury

Holidays and travel after brain injury

Making a complaint about health and social care services

Redeveloping skills after brain injury

Safeguarding after brain injury

Factsheet / 0.23MB Safeguarding after brain injury

Scans and tests after brain injury

Translated information

Brain Injury Discharge Advice factsheet - Polish

Brain Injury Discharge Advice factsheet - Russian

Coping with memory problems factsheet - Polish

Coping with memory problems factsheet - Russian

Fatigue after brain injury factsheet - Polish

Fatigue after brain injury factsheet - Russian

The effects of brain injury factsheet - Polish

The effects of brain injury factsheet - Russian

Welfare benefits

Appealing a welfare benefits decision

Attendance Allowance after brain injury

Carers Allowance after brain injury

Completing welfare benefits application forms - tips for brain injury survivors

Employment and Support Allowance after brain injury

Personal Independence Payment after brain injury

Preparing for welfare benefits assessments - tips for brain injury survivors

Statutory Sick Pay after brain injury

Universal Credit after brain injury

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