After making a level of recovery after brain injury, people are often keen to get back to a similar routine to that which they had before their injury.
For many, this involves returning to work. However, employment relies on a wide range of skills, many of which can be impacted following a brain injury such as multitasking, attention, memory, making decisions and being able to work in busy, noisy environments. Returning to work can therefore become a challenge, even if returning to a job previously held; however, with the right kind of information and support, it can be achievable.
To support those wishing to return to work after a brain injury, Headway has launched a new set of factsheets addressing different aspects of this important topic. The factsheets offer information and useful suggestions on a wide range of issues such as services and schemes to support a return to work, legislations to protect brain injury survivors within the workplace and a range of other ideas for getting back to employment such as volunteering, self-employment or returning to education.
- Returning to work after brain injury
- Self employment after brain injury
- Voluntary work after brain injury
- Adaptations to the workplace – a guide for employers
- Making a complaint about treatment at work after brain injury
- A guide to the Equality Act 2010
- Financial support when returning to work after brain injury
- Returning to education after brain injury
From our online communities
Patience, my employer listening to my needs, and finding the quietest space to work in. It's isolating socially but perfect professionally.
- Cat Mac
My Headway occupational therapist helped me get back to work & spoke with my employers to help them understand my injury & limitations.
- Charlie Radcliff
Biggest problem is fatigue, tiredness and insomnia
- Teresa MalhamBack