Our #underthesurface campaign highlights the hidden effects of brain injury and the everyday struggles that people with an invisible disability face.
#underthesurface was inspired by the simile of a swan swimming. On the surface the swan appears calm and is gliding across the water with ease. Whereas beneath the surface the swan’s legs are ferociously paddling in order to keep moving. This is similar to the experience of living with a hidden disability. A person with an acquired brain injury may appear ‘normal’ on the outside, but inside their brain is working extra hard, taking B roads instead of A roads and battling the injury it has sustained.
Look out for content across our social media channels where we will be sharing pictures and stories about people’s experiences of living with a hidden disability.
If you would like to share your experience of living with an acquired brain injury please get in touch.