Every 90 seconds
Action for Brain Injury Week (ABI Week) 2023 (15th to 21st May) focuses on a powerful statistic: every 90 seconds, someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with a brain injury.
Strokes, falls, road traffic collisions, assaults, brain tumours, meningitis... these are just a few examples of brain injury causes.
It only takes a few seconds for a life to be completely knocked off course.
Brain injuries can have devastating, life-long effects on anyone, including you and your loved ones.
Headway is here to support everyone affected by a brain injury, and those caring for them. Through the support of a network of local groups and branches, our free helpline and comprehensive online resources, we rebuild lives – second by second, step by step, day by day.
Take a second to find out more and, if you can, please get involved – by donating, volunteering, or simply raising awareness of our services – because every 90 seconds, someone like you needs our help.
Behind the scenes
Here’s an exclusive sneak peek of the team interviewing our inspiring brain injury survivors – we’ll be sharing their stories during #ABIweek from Monday.
Most common causes of traumatic brain injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by a trauma to the head (head injury).
Falls, road traffic collisions and assaults are the most common causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Each year, around 150,000 people are admitted to hospital with a head injury that can result in a TBI, which can have devastating and lifelong consequences.
TBIs can be mild, moderate or severe. Mild TBI is also referred to as a concussion. More information on mild head injury and concussion can be found here.
The average number of hospital admissions for types of brain injury in the UK
*Data is for England, Wales and Northern Ireland hospital admissions only and based upon Headway's Hospital admission statistics over a 10-year period.
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Support the campaign
During ABI week, whether you're an individual or an organisation, we encourage you to highlight the subject of brain injury by sharing your support, your lived experience, and your fundraising events and activities across email and social media.
We have put together this digital toolkit where you can access everything you will need!