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'A Life Re-written': Action for Brain Injury Week (ABI Week) 2024

Mon 20 May 2024

A Life Re-Written explores how brain injury can affect anyone at any time, focussing on how it throws plans into disarray, changes life goals, and can even alter people’s sense of identity.

A Life Re-written

This campaign will tell the stories of brain injury survivors and their loved ones who have successfully rebuilt their lives but will also show the realities of life post-brain injury and that positive outcomes aren’t always the norm.

Headway is delighted that BBC The Traitors star Andrew Jenkins is fronting A Life Re-written. Andrew is a familiar face to many after appearing in series 2 of the BBC TV reality show The Traitors, where he was a popular finalist and shared his personal experiences of being a brain injury survivor following a catastrophic car crash in 1999.

As well as sharing his own story as part of A Life Re-written, Andrew has spoken to brain injury survivors Alison, Liz, and Liz’s daughter Justina about how all their lives were rewritten after brain injury. He has also spoken to brain injury survivor and professional photographer David Baker, who has provided the photographs for the campaign.

Andrew said:

“Headway – the brain injury association is an amazing charity doing amazing things to help people rebuild their lives after brain injury. I’m delighted to support this year’s Action for Brain Injury Week and help tell the story of others who have had their lives rewritten by brain injury.”

Survey Results

In January, as a part of A Life Re-written, Headway launched two new surveys to gain insight into how the lives of brain injury survivors, their families, friends, and carers have been rewritten after brain injury.

Thousands of people affected by brain injury completed these surveys, our largest ever response.  Here are some key findings, and a selection of quotes from survey respondents. 

Explore the results in the infographic below, or download the full report or a short-form summary to explore the results.

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’ve put together this digital toolkit where you can access everything you will need!

Find out more on the main campaign page, and if you can, please get involved by donatingvolunteering, or simply raising awareness of our services using our social media hashtag #ABIWeek.

 

 

 

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