Headway Essex

Providing Brain Injury Care & Support

Every Brain Injury is Unique

Each person with a brain injury has unique physical, intellectual or social rehabilitation problems. The term ‘Cognition’ refers to the workings of the mind through which we are able to make sense of the world.


Frontal Lobe

The Frontal Lobe of The Brain Diagram

The frontal lobe is the area of the brain responsible for higher cognitive functions. These include:


Parietal Lobe

The Parietal Lobe of The Brain DiagramThe parietal lobe plays a role in our sensations of touch, smell, and taste. It also processes:

The parietal lobe also contains a specialised region called Wernicke’s area that is responsible for matching written words with the sound of spoken speech.


Temporal Lobe

The Temporal Lobe of The Brain DiagramThe temporal lobe plays a role in emotions, and is also responsible for:


The temporal lobe also contains the language area of the brain.



Occipital Lobe

The Parietal Lobe of The Brain Diagram

The occipital lobe is at the rear of the brain and controls vision and recognition.











Limbic Lobe

The Limbic Lobe of The Brain Diagram

The limbic lobe is located deep in the brain, and makes up the limbic system, which regulates emotion and memory.








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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.