Headway safe night out campaign

Headway in Preston is urging people, especially young people going out celebrating, to keep safe on a night out and be mindful of the effects of a ‘One Punch’ head injury.
Conflicts can happen in the blink of an eye and can escalate into serious assaults often fuelled by alcohol consumption and without any provocation.
Blows to the head can result in traumatic head and brain injury causing many problems which can be short or long term, depending on the severity of the injury. Speech, hearing, sight, personality, behaviour and physical movement can all be affected. This is because your brain controls everything you do, say, think and it controls your bodily movements. It’s our ‘on-board computer’ and if dassault_in_baramaged can cause life-changing injuries.
Liz Bamber Charity Manager and mother of a brain injury survivor said,” we see many young males at Headway who have been involved in assaults and most instances happen during a night out. We just want to pre warn people at this time of year to take care of themselves and their friends and get home safely.
Our message to parents is talk to your children before they leave the house, and to partygoers, walk away from trouble and look after your friends. If this advice saves one life we will have done our job”.
If you have already been affected by acquired brain injury contact us for advice and support. http://headwayprestonandchorley.org.uk/about-brain-injury/
Tel 01772 791460