A New Me

#ANewMe

Our two campaign logos read: 'A new me' and 'Action for Brain Injury Week 2017 8-14 May'

Our Action for Brain Injury Week campaign in 2017 will put brain injury survivors, carers and families right at its heart - inviting them to share how brain injury has impacted their lives. 

A New Me will provide a platform for people to creatively share their experiences in order to challenge misperceptions of brain injury while demonstrating the value of having access to the right help, at the right time, such as the support provided by Headway groups and branches and our other frontline services.

We know that brain injury is generally misunderstood, while those whose effects are largely hidden can struggle to get the help and support they need.

There will be a wide range of content to promote the campaign, from blogs and expert commentary pieces to first-person features exploring how brain injury survivors handle the anniversary of their brain injury. We'll be releasing a series of powerful personal testimonies and the results of a new survey of survivors to paint a picture of how brain injury can change lives.

Watch this space for further details of this and events across the country as the campaign gets closer. We'll be posting more on our website and social media channels.

Get creative

We're inviting our supporters to share your expressions of how brain injury has created 'A New Me', to help raise awareness of the condition.

Whether it's a painting, photograph, poem, short film, podcast or even a letter to your brain injury as shown in the video below, we would love to showcase as many creations as possible during Action for Brain Injury Week in May. We know that it's not just brain injury survivors who 'A New Me' may resonate with, so we're inviting family members and carers to get involved too.

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Life after brain injury

As part of our A New Me campaign, brain injury survivor and ex-journalist Will Perringwood is touring the country with his wife Amy, interviewing other brain injury survivors and their family members about how their condition affects them, and the meaning of the phrase 'a new me'.

We'll be posting the interviews on this website throughout the week, and we can't wait to hear the experiences of life after brain injury.

Here's a trailer for their UK tour:

 

Keep checking the campaign website and our Facebook page for further announcements about the campaign and more opportunities for you to get involved!