Brain injury film launched at The Shore

Brain injury film launched at The Shore

TUESDAY, 7 MARCH, 2017

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: 4.30PM, TUESDAY 7 MARCH, THE SHORE, 15 SHORE TERRACE, DUNDEE

Brain injury film launched at The Shore

An educational film and other resources produced with young people were launched today (Tuesday) at The Shore as part of Brain Awareness Week.

The ‘Keeping (a)head’ film and ‘Puzzled about the brain’ resources aim to raise awareness amongst young people of potential head injuries through sport and other lifestyle risk-taking behaviours.

The resources were developed at The Corner Young People’s Health, Information and Peer Led Service in partnership with NHS Tayside’s Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation and supported by Dundee City Council’s Youth Work Department.

The innovative and inspiring film is influenced by the true story of a young person and was created with the help of local young people.

The ‘Puzzled about the brain’ resources include an interactive educational jigsaw, which was also developed by young people and focuses on the impact of a head injury, including short and long term consequences to the person, family, relationships, employment, social life and recovery. The jigsaw aims to equip young people to look out for signs of concussion and the support they can provide and access.

Contact:

Louise Wilson

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 740718