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Brain Injury and Motivation Blog Featured Image

Brain Injury and Motivation with Andrea Kusec In August, we were very lucky to have Andrea Kusec from the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at Cambridge University address the Headway Essex support groups on the subject of brain injury and motivation. The session was so interesting we asked Andrea if she could write an […]

Life After Lockdown Blog Featured Image

Life After Lockdown with Acquired Brain Injury As the UK begins to relax lockdown restrictions, I find myself thinking about our clients and others who live with an acquired brain injury, and how they will cope in this new socially distanced world. The restrictions brought about to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has changed everyone’s […]

Helpful Tips To Cope With Feelings Of Anxiety Blog Featured Image

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Helpful Tips to Cope with Feelings of Anxiety Feeling concerned or overwhelmed by all the news is understandable. You may be anxious about your own health, or someone in your family, or what impact the virus will have on your life. Here are some steps you can take if you are feeling […]

Returning To Work After A Brain Injury Blog Featured Image

Returning to Work After a Brain Injury Following even a mild brain injury, daily life can be affected, including employment. Common hidden affects can be fatigue, short-term memory issues and unable to work in a noisy environment. This means, people may be unable to do the job that they once did in the same way, […]

Negative Circumstance Can Influence Blog Featured Image

We had the pleasure of catching up with Vikki Hutt who has two young children and suffered a serious brain injury in January at the age of 45 which, she says has changed her life “for the better”. Vikki’s accident On 14th January 2019 Vikki fell down the stairs in her home causing her to […]

Bernie and Pauline

2018 marks exactly 10 years since Pauline and Bernie’s son, Gary, suffered a traumatic brain injury. The exact date and time, 3 November 2008 9.45pm, will be etched on their minds forever. Gary was loving life and working at a tattoo studio at the time. After work, he left with a colleague to go and […]

NEW: Social Impact Report 2018/19 Our social impact is the expression and quantification of the positive changes we make to the lives of the people we support, which contribute to their overall health and wellbeing. Headway Essex is proud to launch its Social Impact report 2018/19, highlighting the support we provide and the achievements of […]

A Day with Community Support Blog Featured Image

The title of this blog is a misnomer, as 2 days are never the same for community support here at Headway Essex.   How can we help you? Whether you would like to know what support is available to you or you would just like to talk to someone, community support are here to try […]

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Understanding Stroke There are around 3,600 stroke admissions to Essex hospitals every year in the UK.  Like all organs, the brain needs the oxygen and nutrients provided by blood to function properly. When a stroke happens the supply of blood to the brain is restricted or stopped and brain cells begin to die. This can […]

Claire and her children

Parenting with a brain injur “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow”. This quote by Mary Anne Radmacher is one that mum, wife and blogger, Claire Withnall, holds close to her heart. Why? Since her brain haemorrhage in August 2013, […]

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