Survey by SameYou and the Big Issue reveals the struggle of returning to work

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Brain injury survivors and their carers have highlighted the turmoil of returning to work after trauma in a survey conducted by SameYou and the Big Issue.

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Brain injury survivors and their carers have highlighted the turmoil of returning to work after trauma in a survey conducted by SameYou and the Big Issue.

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They have launched a new partnership to provide job coaches to help support survivors and loved ones to ease back into the workplace.

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They have launched a new partnership to provide job coaches to help support survivors and loved ones to ease back into the workplace.

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Emilia speaks in the latest issue of the Big Issue magazine, outlining the difficulties of returning to work after brain injury and the need for support.

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Emilia speaks in the latest issue of the Big Issue magazine, outlining the difficulties of returning to work after brain injury and the need for support.

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Survivor Stories

Many of you have written to SameYou about your experience of brain injury and told us how you identified with Emilia's story. There was a common feeling of relief about hearing a familiar story from someone young, and speaking out to normalise the injury. People were comforted that Emilia had gone through something similar to them or to a family member or loved one. 

The overwhelming emotion was of gratitude that Emilia was breaking her silence and that enabled and emboldened so many others to tell their brain injury story - some for the first time. It was as if people now have permission to speak out about their story.

I get days when I just want to give up. But after hearing your story it has made me realise, I'm not on my own!

You have told us that by sharing your stories, and reading other people's, offers hope, comfort and much needed peer-to-peer support that is often hard to find. 

SameYou have created this support resource called Portraits to tell the untold story of brain injury. If you would like to share your story, you can submit your story via our Share your story page.

This short film tells the stories of brain injury survivors from the survivors themselves

We asked them to tell us how they feel. Some of them have done this for the very first time. We applaud their courage for speaking out. We invite everyone to hear and understand the lived experiences of brain injury and find out what has helped people recover and what is needed to help so many more. 

Brain injury doesn’t only happen to the brain…

Brain injury happens to the whole person: body, brain and spirit. So we have developed a range of resources to help you find your SameYou.