Recognise and Remove Concussion Awareness Campaign
The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Department of Education have launched a major initiative aimed at highlighting the dangers of concussion in children and young people.
The campaign, including the production and distribution of an information leaflet, 'Recognise and Remove', provides advice and guidance on what:
- concussion is
- the signs are
- steps to take
The key message of the campaign is that recognising the signs of concussion and removing children from the activity they are involved in can save lives.
The advice leaflets have been distributed to every pupil from p6 upwards, their parents, teachers and coaches. They have also been issued to sports governing bodies and clubs, leisure centres and gymnasiums, libraries and to major youth organisations.
In addition schools have received posters highlighting the dangers associated with concussion.
A copy of the Recognise and Remove leaflet is available on the following page:
Concussion Awareness and Treatment
A new online concussion resource for Northern Ireland has been launched. The website is aimed at guiding users through the recognition and management of concussion, through the gradual and safe return to work, study and sport.
An accompanying app for Android devices can be downloaded via the Google Play Store, with an app for Apple devices due to be launched in the coming weeks.