Headway Thames Valley

Music Therapy for people with brain injuries

Funds raised will enable Headway Thames Valley to deliver Music Therapy which can help multiple areas of brain function, improving memory recall, speech, attention, reduces anxiety and boosts coordination. It also promotes confidence, well-being and the opportunity to socialise with others.

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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 (900591)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,600

Amount raised

£4,627

Donations

38

Championed by The Hospital Saturday Fund

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

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/ life role, increased stress, breakdowns in family relationships, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, poor memory, impaired mobility and fatigue.

Solution

Headway Thames Valley is a community and social network that brain injured people come to belong to. Our primary aim is to enable people to access experiences and environments which help to break down barriers and improve skills. The project aims to help clients to learn new skills as well as improving clients' moods and self-esteem, encouraging the brain's capacity to repair itself and function, helping to improve attention, awareness, boost wellbeing, mobility and reduce isolation.

  • "Hearing the clients singing is so uplifting."

    — Headway Thames Valley volunteer

  • “There are people to talk to at the centre and lots of activities, like Music. Headway Thames Valley has helped me to do new things and given me more confidence when meeting new people.”

    — Headway Thames Valley client