HEAD INJURY

Do you experience difficulties with activities such as: managing fatigue, remembering, focusing attention, making decisions, managing deadlines, planning, organising, or communicating effectively?

Whether you’re experiencing difficulties in work at the moment, or want to get back to work, we can help. Our specialist team can guide you through the steps you need to take to be successful in work.

For many people even with minor head injuries, coping at work can be the biggest challenge; colleagues and line managers think they are ‘better’, the individual senses they are ‘different’, things start to go wrong, pressure builds up, mistakes happen, anxieties begin – and nobody seems to understand why!!  This is a very familiar scenario.  

We frequently work with people who do not present with any obvious signs of head injury but they recognise they feel ‘different’ and need to interact with the world around them in a new and different way.

We work with people after injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injury, eg. traffic accident, assault
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinsons
  • Any other condition that impacts upon cognitive functioning

If you have experienced any of these, or similar, conditions, Ways to Work should be able to help.
We can offer:

  • Assessment to determine potential for employment,
  • Steps to get closer to work,
  • Support in the workplace to build skills (if you’re already in a job)
  • Cognitive re-training
  • Emotional adjustment
  • Vocational guidance