Headway Leicester


SheadWay is a place for the male members we support to learn and develop practical skills, form new friendships, and become more independent whilst recovering from their brain injury. Our purpose-built woodwork workshop allows members to gain a renewed sense of purpose whilst completing a project.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1074011)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


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  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Mental HealthMental Health


  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


United Kingdom


Men make up 68% of the brain injury survivors we currently support, and many have lost access to rehabilitation services as a result of lockdown measures. Men typically find it more difficult to build social connections than women. SheadWay aims to change this. The first two years following a brain injury are very important in terms of a patient’s long-term prognosis. Our dedicated workshop enables us to support our members creatively in a environment they feel comfortable.


SheadWay offers the opportunity for survivors to access a wide range of practical and emotional support. Together they develop new skills whilst reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation, but most importantly, SheadWay is fun! From birdhouses to horse feeders, intricate model building to tending the garden, together members gain a renewed sense of purpose. This dedicated community helps builds peer relationships with other survivors who are going through exactly the same challenges.

  • For the first time in seven years since my husbands brain injury I no longer feel alone. I now have a place where I feel free to talk and support others. There is just one word to describe Headway and that is AMAZING!

    — Gemma, wife of John Headway Leicester member

  • The sessions given have allowed me to get support for my husband whilst I'm out at work. I am always updated if they feel Scott is having a bad day or deteriorating either by phone, message or by being updated on the carers support group when I attend which has given me a vast amount of help.

    — Julie

  • It has been invaluable to talk to someone who understands about brain injury and it’s effect on the injured persons family. If my husband had been able to return home after sustaining his brain injury, I know he would have loved to have participated in some of the activities offered by Headway.

    — Jane

  • All of you have turned my life around. Today I have been the happiest I ever been since coming out of hospital. Whatever your doing...keep doing I feel fantastic!

    — Del, Headway Leicester member