Concussion can be difficult to diagnose and is not always obvious. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) wants to ensure a better prognosis for people (including rugby and football players) who sustain these injuries, and to highlight the role that friends and family can play in identifying concussion symptoms. With this in mind the Trust has also offered its neurobehavioural expertise to both the Rugby Football Union and the Football Association.

You can read BIRT's information about concussion here. Areas covered include:

  • About concussion and recovery from concussion
  • Concussion and sport
  • The assessment and management of concussion and mild brain injury in football and rugby players
  • Concussion – general

You can also find out about BIRT’s "Show Your Brain Some Love" campaign which provides six top tips to help you keep your brain healthy.