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Vote and share to raise awareness of brain injury

Mon 12 Mar 2018

Thanks to the help of our supporters, Headway’s innovative short film Things not to say to someone with a brain injury has been named as a finalist in the Charity Film Awards – and your vote can help it to win!

All you need to do is click the button below, click on 'Vote' underneath the video, then follow the steps. It only takes two minutes!

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About the film

Things not to say to someone with a brain injury aims to raise awareness of common misunderstandings about brain injury.

It portrays the frustrations and upset that can be felt by survivors when faced with often well-meaning but ultimately inappropriate comments, such as ‘I know what you mean...I’ve got a terrible memory too!’

The film shows survivors’ natural and immediate reactions to some of the phrases they hear on a daily basis, taking a deliberately light-hearted approach to a very serious subject.

It uses humour and passion in order to engage with the general public and encourage them to see brain injury in a different light.

Please share!

We’d then love it if you ask all your colleagues, friends, family members – in fact anyone you can think of – to do the same.

Share on Facebook and Twitter, or simply nag people until they vote! By doing so, you’ll be helping to raise awareness of brain injury.

Thank you – and fingers crossed!


Many thanks to all those who contributed to this film:

Jeremy Doyle, Jeanette Worthington, Chris Guy, Craig Willies, Deborah Blackmore, John Woodhall, John Parnham, Mike Bent, Craig Wilson, Isobel Andrews, Charlotte Leask (all from Headway Nottingham), Fiona Grant-MacDonald (Headway East Lothian), Anna Khan, Lauren Khan.

The film was produced by Purple Flame Media.

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