Cedar celebrates Action Brain Injury Week in Newry

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

As part of ABI Week 2018 The Cedar Foundation in the Southern Trust area joined forces with Head Injury Support Newry to host a coffee morning, pamper event and information session for people living with brain injury and their carers. 

The theme ‘You, Me and Brain Injury’ was aimed at supporting all the people impacted by brain injury by encouraging practices that promote positive health and wellbeing.



One of the participants, Roisin Donnelly, is a service user with both Cedar and Head Injury Support and recognises that life changed dramatically for her and those around her when she sustained a brain injury.

She saids that not only has she changed as a person but she now finds it more difficult to manage family life, especially with two boys under the age of 11. 

Roisin said, “Cedar has helped me a lot by getting me out of the house and helping me to connect with other people who have had a brain injury. I have made new friends and I have things to do which helps me to get up, washed and dressed each day. 



“Cedar gives me the opportunity to try out new things in the community, such as Nordic walking. My confidence in myself has grown and I know I can contact my Cedar keyworkers when I am concerned about anything – I find this reassuring,” she added.

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.

If you would like to contact Cedar, find out more about the variety of services they provide or discover additional coverage about the events Cedar hosted during ABI Week please visit their website www.cedar-foundation.org.



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