Headway Essex

Providing Brain Injury Care & Support

Personal Stories

Virginia Mallick

"I was just walking down the stairs and I fell, it was as easy as that. I was in a coma for six weeks. When I eventually came round I discovered that I had hit my head and suffered a brain injury."

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Adrian Harris

"I was hit by a train on the 24th January 2004. I had fi nished my shift as a train driver and took a short cut across the track when it happened. A train hit me at 42 miles per hour and broke almost every bone in my body and damaged my head. I didn’t fly up in the air, or go under the train, but after the impact, was whisked along with it. I should have died, but I didn’t."

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Lawrence Plumb

"I was 26 working in France as a Banqueting Coordinator, a Doorman and a part-time model. My life was fun, fast paced and hectic. I worked hard and played hard. Things are very different now. I have to really concentrate to do even the basic tasks that before I did without a thought. I no longer work, I couldn’t cope with a busy lifestyle and need a lot of rest just to function, because using my brain takes a lot of my energy."

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West Essex Support Groups

Please note due to unforeseen circumstances the West Essex Support Group meetings will be held at a new venue. We will update you in due course on the new location, if you have any immediate enquires relating to this please call the Community Support Team on 01206 768797

The Showman's Ball - Friday 9 March 2018

Inspired by PT Barnum and the forthcoming film 'The Greatest Showman'.


Set at the beautiful Stoke-by-Nayland  Hotel, Spa and Golf resort it will be a night to remember.


Auction ~ Raffle ~ Live music ~ Entertainment


Tickets include; Canapes and sparking reception, three course dinner and coffee.  


Standard £70    per person or £650    for a table of 10

Headway Essex joins the Essex Lottery

Headway Essex is delighted to say that we have joined the Essex Lottery, which is expected to be one of the largest Council-run lotteries in the country! For every £1 ticket you purchase, 50p will go directly to your chosen cause, which if you choose Headway Essex, will be us! And, you’ll be in with a chance of winning up to £25,000.  

Not only will we receive half the proceeds, an additional 10p will be donated to a central Essex Lottery fund, which will see small grants given to a wide range of good causes in Essex.

Registering is free and easy to complete, with no administration charge. To register, visit   www.essexlottery.co.uk

For details of our upcoming Support Group meetings please  click here.