Newtownabbey civic buildings to be lit up to shine light on brain injuries

Civic buildings across Antrim and Newtownabbey will be lit up blue and green tonight (Wednesday) to mark Action for Brain Injury Week (May 17-23).

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 12:29 pm

A spokesperson for the local authority said: “This year’s theme is ‘A life of lockdown’ focusing on social isolation after brain injury, a problem which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The effects of brain injury, such as problems with memory, information processing, or speech, compounded by a lack of understanding of this often hidden disability, can leave survivors lacking the confidence to interact with society.

“The campaign will help to raise awareness and also give a voice to survivors and carers to help them better explain to their friends and families the challenges they face as a result of brain injury.”

Mossley Mill will be lit up tonight.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Cllr Jim Montgomery stated: “Isolation and loneliness are feelings many of us have experienced during this pandemic, but to live with this every day is unimaginable.

“I hope those suffering from a brain injury can feel some comfort from this campaign.”

For more information, visit www.headway.org.uk

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