Returning to Work or Other Activities

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Download Returning to Work and Other Activities-Part of the Brain Injury Series of booklets. Publication in pdf format


The number one goal for many people after their brain injury is to get back to work. This booklet is designed to assist you on your journey.

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You can request a printed copy of this booklet using our contact form. Please specify which booklet you require. This booklet is part of the Brain Injury Series of booklets. The full pack of booklets together with organiser and folder is available for sale from our store.

Contributors and Sources

Booklet Content and Concept Development Team, Headway Ireland: Ruth Lunnon (Lead), Caroline Early, Community Re-integration Officer; Niamh Buckley, Vocational Rehabilitation Coach; Elisa O’Donovan, Brain Injury Local Area Coordinator Mid-West; Kieran McCullough and Samantha Whelan, Community Re-integration Officers; Catherine O’Hare and Richard Stables, Information and Support Team.

Acknowledgement: Our sincere thanks to the many Headway clients whose shared experiences made such a valuable contribution to the writing of this booklet and to the Headway Rehabilitation staff who kindly facilitated them in this work.

Sources Used:

  1. Head Injury: The Facts. Audrey Daisley and others. Oxford University Press (2009).
  2. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Theory, Models, Therapy and Outcome. Barbara A. Wilson and others. Cambridge University Press (2009).
  3. Returning to work after brain injury. Factsheet. Headway UK. (2010) (Accessed May 2016).
  4. Returning to Work after Acquired Brain Injury: Perspectives of Acquired Brain Injury Survivors. Caroline Early. Poster presentation to the International Brain Injury Association’s 11th World Congress on Brain Injury, The Hague. Dublin City University and Headway Ireland (2016).
  5. The Brain Injury Handbook: A Resource Guide for Employers. Brain Injury Association of Oregon (2011).
  6. Understanding Brain Injury – A Guide for Employers. Mayo Clinic, US (2011)

Headway’s Information and Support Team would be happy to hear your feedback on this material. Please contact us on 1800 400 478 or email


Please note: we have done our best to provide information that is correct and up-to-date. However, we cannot be responsible for any errors or omissions. Everyone’s brain injury affects them differently. You should not consider this information as a substitute for getting advice from a doctor or other professional.

© Headway Ireland 2016. Next review due in 2018. You may download and print this booklet for personal or not-for-profit use. If you wish to reproduce any portion of this booklet, you must request permission from Headway Ireland by emailing or phoning 01 6040 800 within Ireland or 003531 6040 800 from outside Ireland.


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