Headway Essex

Providing Brain Injury Care & Support

Overseas Treks


Taking part in an oversea trek can be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some wonderful sights, experience an exhilarating challenge and raise money for Headway Essex. Please see below some of the treks that are available. If you are interested in taking part in any of the below treks please click here to fill in an enquiry form. 

Great Wall of China Trek


7th - 16th September 2017


For a country with the biggest population in the world China remains largely untouched by the West and now is your opportunity to discover its hidden charms on the Great Wall of China Trek. With a 10 day itinerary that includes visiting 'Heaven's Ladder', the mountain village of 'Huangyaguan', views of the Yanshan Mountains and of course the capital city of Beijing. This is a trip the is perfect for anyone interested in Chinese culture, or anyone just wanting to see some stunning views. For a full itinerary please click here


Sahara Desert Trek


11th - 19th November 2017


Mesmerising landscapes beyond your wildest expectation, sleeping under the stars and dramatic sand dunes… as far as the eye can see.Trekking the Sahara Desert will provide you with an unbelievable experience which you will never forget. From the vast emptiness of the desert to the warm friendship of the itinerant berbers this natural wilderness will both inspire and challenge you on what is undoubtedly the trip of a lifetime. For more information on the 9 day itinerary please click here




21st - 30th March 2018


Immerse yourself in ancient Peruvian culture and discover the remote Lares region of the Peruvian Andes with this 10 day trek. During the trek you will visit the mountain village of Lares where you will have the chance to visit the local hot springs; you will pass the beautiful lake Yanacocha, climb Hatun Paso mountain and go through Auora and Yaraq Lakes, the greatest view however will be when you finally reach Machu Picchu! For the full itinerary please click here




12th - 16th July 2017


Iceland is a land of incredible contrast and beauty. Its wild landscapes, mountains, glaciers, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls combined with its rich history, literature and folklore make it a fascinate country to explore. Discover an amazing country and culture on the trekking experience to Iceland. From Reykjavik to the volcanic lava fields, Iceland is a truly extraordinary place and this is your chance to discover it. The 5 day trek involves climbing up through the lava fields, passing steaming vents and snow fields and crossing volcanic lakes. There is also the opportunity to visit the Blue Lagoon a mineral rich, geothermal pool. for more information on this trek please click here





27th September - 6th October 2017


Located on the North Eastern tip of Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world's highest peaks and the setting for a truly amazing charity trek! Trek towards the picturesque snow capped peaks and observe the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. You'll be trekking through a blend of diverse terrains from jungle to volcanic craters before reaching the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak. This is an amazing opportunity to trek Kilimanjaro and one of the most beautiful parts of Africa over 11 days and climb to heights of over 5500 meters! For more information please click here


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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.