You, Me and Brain Injury: Cedar Celebrates Action Brain Injury Week with Unique Art Exhibition

Friday 18 May 2018

On Tuesday 15th May Cedar Foundation service users and employees representing the Belfast and South Eastern Inclusion Works programmes hosted a unique art exhibition in R-Space gallery Lisburn. The event drew particular attention to the impact brain injury has upon individuals, family, friends, colleagues, and many more relationships. The aim was to explore the ripple effect on these networks and how the barriers encountered as result of living with a brain injury can be overcome by building strategies within the local community.

A multimedia approach was taken to the in-depth display with a range of vivid paintings, iPad galleries and projected film screenings. Family, friends and employers attended with members of the general public also invited to explore the creative representations of living with brain injury. The gathering enjoyed refreshing tea and buns provided by Henderson Foodservice following the exhibition launch.

Michael Blair, Inclusion Works Service Manager, said: “It was a hugely enjoyable and energetic event, which gave an opportunity for participants of our brain injury service, their families, friends and many others to celebrate the supportive relationships involved, through the participants' creative and deeply personal works of art.”

The Cedar Foundation works with over 200 people living with brain injury across Northern Ireland. Cedar works collaboratively to support people with brain injury to live the lives they choose. The Inclusion Works service is part funded by the Northern Ireland European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020, the Department for the Economy and all five local Health and Social Care Trusts. Cedar's vision is an inclusive society for all through the promotion of opportunity, choice and inclusion.






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