Headway Thames Valley

Living with Brain Injury Groups

The courses will provide over 400 hours of vital support, information and advice to people affected by brain injury. The funds raised will enable us to deliver three, eight week Living with Brain Injury courses within a 12 month period.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (900591)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,504

Amount raised

£3,350

Donations

19

Championed by The Hospital Saturday Fund

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

  • "The Living with Brain Injury group was the most incredible thing for me to help get back to normal, not just because of all the advice but also befriending others in a similar state to me. It was that point which I no longer felt alone in the world, that I wasn’t the only one going through this.”

    — Sam - client who attended a Living with Brain Injury group

  • “Talking with others who've suffered a brain injury is of great benefit to us both, issues are discussed and experiences shared. The group has also helped us understand why we are left with the problems we now suffer from. Following both of our brain injuries, nobody has helped us like Headway."

    — Headway Thames Valley clients

Situation

Brain injuries do not discriminate – they can happen in seconds to people of all ages in a variety of situations but the effects can last a lifetime. There are many possible causes: accidents, tumour, stroke, cardiac arrest, post viral infections such as meningitis. The impact can include: loss of independence, loss of employment or life role, increased stress and breakdowns in family relationships, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, poor memory and fatigue.

Solution

Following an initial assessment, clients will then be referred to our course facilitators to join a Living with Brain Injury group to work towards a better understanding of their brain injury, improved quality of life, self-confidence and well-being, as well as practical goals. The aim is to provide coping strategies, practical solutions or establish routines to help people feel more in control and able to deal with anxiety, fatigue, poor memory or to return to work or other activities.