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Run by Headway Essex, our carer support groups are quite literally a lifeline for many.

People attend the carer support groups for a variety of reasons, some to chat to others in a similar situation as themselves, and others to gain information and advice.

The groups will often have guest-speakers; either individuals with a brain injury or professionals working in the field of acquired brain injury.

All carers are welcome and there is absolutely no expectations on you as an attendee; you can interact as little or as much as you like.

We currently run a number of monthly groups in Colchester, Benfleet and Epping and there is a charge of £2.50 per person or £5 per family for each of our support group meetings.

If you have not attended one of our carer support groups before, you will need to contact the community support team to pre-register your attendance.

We also run separate support group meetings where the person you care for can also attend.


“Headway Essex has made me whole again really. The carers group has empowered me. They have made me realise I am not the only one going through this.”

Read Sheila’s story

To contact the Headway Essex support line, please call 01206 845945 or email us


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