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Your brain is amazing. Did you know that if you look under a microscope, you would see that the brain is made of 100 billion nerve cells. These are called neurons and they connect the brain to the rest of the body by the spinal cord. This means that your brain controls everything you say and do, from winking and scratching your nose to laughing and waving at your friends.

So finding out you have an acquired brain injury can be a scary and difficult time. You, your friends and family might be confused by it all and not know where to turn next. Perhaps you have some questions about your condition? Not sure what it will be like going back to school? Or maybe you’re not sure how to tell your friends what has happened?

This is the Youth Zone and it’s just for you! Here we will help you find answers to your questions as well as provide lots of helpful contacts, facts about your brain, fun games and quizzes. So what are you waiting for? Start investigating the Youth Zone today!!

Remember, if there is something you would like to see on YOUR Youth Zone, send us an email to youthzone@cbituk.org or speak to your Regional Child and Family Support Officer.

There is lots to keep you busy on our Youth Zone! Take a look at our Fun Zone and send us pictures of your fun and games!

  • Events – fun days out for you and your family. Take a look at our events page for events in your region.
  • Jelly Brain – learn how to make your own squidgy brain to show your mates!
  • Quiz Time – Are you a know it all? Test your knowledge in our fun quiz
  • Egg Helmets – Design your own helmet for a little ‘egg’ person.
  • Facebook – if you are on Facebook, why not take a look at our Youth Zone page and chat to other people affected by acquired brain injury, ask a question or find out about events

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Hot Topics

We’ve worked with a number of young people to produce a series of Hot Topic resources for young people with acquired brain injury, by young people with acquired brain injury.

You can download and print these resources for yourself, for your mates, for your folks, or for anyone else who you think would benefit from knowing a bit more about how it feels to be a young person with a brain injury. You can also take a look at our Learning Zone for many more interesting facts.

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Our helpline is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, just call 0303 303 2248 but make sure you ask permission before you do. If you want to write it down instead of calling, you can always send us an email. Just send it to helpline@cbituk.org

On our Youth Zone site, you can also Ask an Expert if you want a bit more information. Take a look at the Youth Zone and fill in the easy form with your question.

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Perhaps you want to raise some money for a project that has helped you or maybe help raise awareness for acquired brain injury. You might even want to do something spectacular on your own to show how far you’ve come. There are lots of things you can do and we can help you do them.

There’s so much you can do to help others like you, who have suffered an acquired brain injury. Are you feeling inspired to join us and raise some money? Click here to find out how you can help!

If you’re nervous about searching for ideas on the internet, why not visit Thinkuknow for information on staying safe when you’re online.

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