Headway Essex

Providing Brain Injury Care & Support

Meet the Headway Essex Team

Joanna Wright

Chief Executive


The Community Support Team


Angie O'Toole

Community Support Manager

Kevin Maloney

Community Development and Support Co-ordinator South Essex


Mandy Foley

First Line Support Worker


Amanda Martin

Community Support Worker North Essex and Mid Essex


Steve Shears

Counsellor and Trainer



The Day Services Team


Andrew Plowright

Day Centre Manager


Vanessa Scott

Care Co-ordinator


Georgina Root

Care Officer


Paul Sheppard

Care Officer


Joel Green

Care Officer


Samantha Cox

Care Officer 


Carol Stannard

IT Tutor


Governance and HR


Nicki Bryant

Governance and HR Manager




Gemma Perkins

Finance Manager


Lydia Harper

Finance Assistant




Joanne Hockey

Trusts & Grants Manager


Tracy Wellsted 

Events Co-ordinator


Anne Myatt

Funding & Development Officer South Essex


Anna Smith

Marketing & Communications


Sharon Kinsella

Administration Assistant








Donate to Headway Essex

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.