You, Me and Brain Injury: Cedar Celebrates Action for Brain Injury Week in Enniskillen

Wednesday 30 May 2018

On Monday 14th May Cedar service users and employees, in partnership with the Western Trust Community Brain Injury Team completed a National Trust outing in Castle Coole to mark Action for Brain Injury Week. The group undertook a walk around the Estate followed by refreshments which were enjoyed by all.

Cedar participant Richard Fawcett said: “Despite it being almost 20 years since acquiring a traumatic brain injury as a result of a Road Traffic Accident, the most pronounced and life-changing effects of my injury have only occurred within the last few years. "Time heals," they say - not necessarily where the brain is concerned I've found!

I'm told that no two brain injuries or the effects are the same. Having been involved with the local branch of the Cedar Foundation I can testify that its role in providing information, resources and professional support to those affected by Brain Injury is invaluable.”

The event was a huge success and drew 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.

Richard continued: “I was delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the local "dander" around Castle Coole Estate earlier this week in a bid to raise awareness of all types of Brain Injury and the support provided by the Cedar Foundation to those affected."

 

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