South Essex Brain Injury Hub

We understand the impact a brain injury can have on everyday living.

Located in Benfleet, the South Essex Brain Injury Hub offers practical activity sessions to adults living with an acquired brain injury. The activity sessions are designed to help you to understand your brain injury, become more confident, healthy and independent.

Our team will work with you on your own needs and goals and recommend which activities will be of the most benefit to you.

The sessions run at different times throughout the year on a Tuesday or a Wednesday.

The activity sessions we offer in South Benfleet include:

BRAIN INJURY AND ME

These sessions will give you a better insight into your injury, its effects, and impact on you and your family members. As a result you will learn valuable coping and adjustment skills, enabling you to set realistic goals and gain support and friendship from the group.

COMMUNICATING WITH CONFIDENCE

These sessions will help you discuss and resolve challenges you are facing to communicate more effectively with friends and family and improve your social skills.

FITNESS FOR ALL

Our fitness sessions are for all abilities and can be done seated or standing. The class is led by a trained professional teaching gentle exercise, helping with balance, posture, coordination and muscle strength. Our aim is to help reduce fatigue, aid concentration and improve health and wellbeing.

COOKING WITH CONFIDENCE

Our goal is to help you gain some independence in the kitchen, preparing simple basic meals, for you, family or friends, using healthy ingredients that are beneficial to the brain. These sessions will help you to improve your organisation, concentration and multi-tasking abilities.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Some sessions may take place in the community. The activities will be carefully selected to help build confidence and independence in a safe and supported environment.

To contact our South Essex Service Manager, please call 01206 482461 or email us

Attending the Sessions

You can refer yourself, or be referred by your GP or other professional, by contacting our Community Support Team on 01206 845945 (option 3), or e-mail communitysupport@headwayessex.org.uk

Where assistance with personal care or medication is required a PA/support worker will also need to be in attendance.

There is a small charge for the activity sessions, which, for example, could be funded through a personal independence budget, or by private means. Funded places are available for anyone on low income, or not in receipt of benefits.

If you are interested in accessing these sessions and would like to find out more, please contact our South Essex Service Manager on 01206 – 482461

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