On the 14th February 2019, Mandy held a coffee morning in aid of Headway and to celebrate 25 years on from having a brain injury.
At just 20 years old, Mandy had a stroke which left her with a number of hidden disabilities, including having a left sided hemianopia, which is blindness over half the field of vision.
Mandy is a support worker at Headway Norfolk and Waveney, understanding the impact that brain injury can have, she has a lot of experience to bring to others. Not only is it important for her to support others, but raising awareness on the hidden effects that brain injury can have is integral.
Since working at Headway, Mandy has developed a memory tool kit. The tool kit doesn't change her brain injury, but it does give her a whole range of tactics and approaches to managing everyday life tasks which can be of significant benefit to anybody living with a brain injury.