Charity awareness videos for Headway West Sussex
We were pleased to be contacted by Headway West Sussex, a local charity supporting sufferers of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and their families, to create a charity awareness video that they could display on their website.
Whilst a lot of our projects are promotional, we needed to approach this brief in a slightly different way. The video needed to encompass information about acquired brain injuries, give insights into how they affect sufferers and their families, and what Headway West Sussex do to offer help and support to these people. The idea was to raise awareness of all of these aspects, and that’s what the main video acheived.
We met three amazing individuals who had been affected, both directly and indirectly, by acquired brain injuries. We were allowed to delve into their lives, and they described the feelings of isolation they felt before they were supported by Headway, and how they felt they were missing out on doing things they once loved. It was lovely to then show how Headway West Sussex had helped and supported them, through holding social events, providing information packs, and ensuring that advice is always available. The support that Headway West Sussex is invaluable to them, and this is something that came across when talking to the service users.
One of the individuals we met whilst filming the main video was Paul, who lives with an acquired brain injury. Talking to Paul gave us a real insight into what life is like for a sufferer, and so we put all of our footage of him into a second video. By doing this, we were able to show how Headway West Sussex help those who have suffered an ABI, and allowed Paul to explain in his own words how talking to others in similar situations through social events held by the charity had helped him feel like his life had changed for the better.
Another gentleman that we had the pleasure of talking to was Chris. Chris’ wife Sandy suffered an ABI in 2007, and he has since been looking after her. As with Paul, we decided to create a third charity awareness video that focused just on Chris, to give an insight into how ABI’s can affect the families of the sufferers too. This also allowed Headway West Sussex to showcase how they support the carers of those with an ABI, as well as the individuals themselves. Chris gave a frank and personal account of how his wife’s ABI had affected his him, his wife, and the dynamic of his whole family. He was then able to explain to us that Headway West Sussex had provided a sanctuary in which he could talk to other carers and sufferers, and had provided a social highlight for himself and his wife.
Our charity awareness videos for Headway West Sussex sensitively encompassed all aspects of the charity, as well as information about acquired brain injuries themselves, and it was pleasure to meet all three individuals.