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Action for Brain Injury week returns this year from the 20th-26th May.


Continuing with our theme of challenging misconceptions formed by the often hidden nature of brain injury, this year’s Action for Brain Injury Week campaign will be focusing on the debilitating and stigmatising effects of fatigue after brain injury.


Brain Drain – Wake up to fatigue!


Fatigue, or excessive tiredness, is one of the most commonly experienced effects of brain injury. Indeed, it is the most commonly cited effect of brain injury reported by the 11,000 callers to our helpline each year.


Our brains control everything we do, think and feel. They are the control centre that dictates our actions and reactions, and the pace at which they happen. They are our batteries, recharged with sleep and rest. But after brain injury, these batteries drain far more quickly and therefore need recharging on a much more regular basis – often every few hours.


Fatigue can affect one’s recovery process and daily life. But as with many of the hidden effects of brain injury, ‘pathological fatigue’ can be widely misunderstood – not just by those around us, but even by the individuals themselves.


Through our Brain Drain campaign, we aim to give a voice to those affected, helping to raise awareness and break the stigma of brain injury-related fatigue.


Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more details of how you can get involved.


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