Headway East London

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Creating a framework to enable young people with acquired brain injury to support each other and find new opportunities for their future

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1083910)

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Check mark Match funded

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    Helping

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Situation

The group helps younger people with a brain injury get together with others in similar situations, people who can relate and understand and who won’t make hasty judgements. Members of the group have the chance to help other people and to find help for themselves, improving their self esteem, doing things they enjoy and exploring questions about life after injury.

Solution

A co-ordinator manages the group and supports the members. The group includes telephone contact, group meetings and outings. The group relies most of all on peer-support: working together to find solutions to shared problems. If people can make friends through the group, this will be a sustainable support system that will be valuable in the long term. Emphasis is placed on gaining support and feedback from each other on areas of difficulty - socialising, relationships, careers and identity.