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Brain Injury and Motivation with Andrea Kusec

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 […]

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ABI Week – A Campaign to Remember

Brain Injury Stole My Memories   Action for Brain Injury Week, or ABI Week, is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of brain injury and give a voice to those affected. During this week we are sharing information and exploring the subject of memory loss. Chris James is a supporter of Headway Essex who […]

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Join My Prudential RideLondon

We’re inviting you, your family, and friends, to get on your bike – or scooter, skateboard, trike, tandem, penny-farthing, or unicycle, and participate in Prudential RideLondon in order to raise funds for those living with an acquired brain injury and their families and carers across Essex. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on […]

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We Interviewed the Incredible Wayne Chivers!

One of our supporters, Wayne Chivers, who received help from Headway Essex, decided to take on our Virtual Colour5K. Wayne, who suffered a stroke in 2008, which left him paralysed down his left side of the body, has been walking from his greenhouse and back, every day for a month. Not expecting to raise more […]

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Virtual Colour5K 2020!

At the start of the year, Headway Essex Staff and volunteers were planning to spend last Saturday getting covered in coloured paint at our eighth annual Colour5K event. Unfortunately, when Covid-19 struck, we realised that the event would have to be cancelled. From the offset, we were determined that we couldn’t let the pandemic stop […]

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Life After Lockdown with Acquired Brain Injury

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 […]

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Virtual Colour5K Launch

The Virtual Colour5K This year we were due to hold our eighth annual Colour5K at the Ardleigh Showground on Saturday 27 June 2020. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we could not hold the event. Recognising how much support there is for this popular and fun event and knowing we still need to raise vital […]

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Headway Essex Supporting You At All Times

Coronavirus has made life feel very different for everyone, but at Headway Essex we want to make sure that we can continue to support you throughout these very different and challenging times. Virtual Activity Sessions If you are an existing client who attended the Headway Centre in Colchester or Activity Sessions in our South Essex […]

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Hats off to you all

Hats Off to You All Over the weekend I was reflecting on the annual UK wide ‘Hats off for Headway Campaign’. I started thinking about different hats that our team members wear professionally when working with clients – who all have an acquired brain injury. These hats range from: Listening ear Advocate Brain Injury expert […]

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