The World Federation of Neurology has just announced ‘Brain Health and Disability: Leave No One Behind’ as this year’s theme for World Brain Day taking place on 22nd July. Key messages – awareness, prevention, advocacy, education and access – remind us of what Danielle Manning, a senior social worker with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, told us about coping with loss following a brain injury diagnosis:
Ideally grief support needs to be high up on the care planning agenda for a brain injury survivor and should really begin at diagnosis to ensure individuals are aware of the natural responses to grief and loss.
As part of our 2023 Seed Grants programme, Danielle ran a series of workshops with traumatic brain injury survivors. Using a variety of creative practices, the aim was to explore how expressive art interventions can aid survivors work through grief and find hope for the future.
For more, visit: ‘Brain Injury Loss – an Untold Story’