January 2017 saw Headway open its brand new Headway House at KGV, a wonderful purpose built centre allowing us to provide more of our services with greater flexibility. Here is the team celebrating the opening!
2016 “Hats for Headway” – time to dust off your head gear!
Brain Injury Awareness week runs from 9th-15th May. A week where we raise awareness of the issues of islanders and their families living and coping with serious brain injury. Watch out for the Press articles on life in Guernsey for Headway members and the services we provide. On Friday 13th May it’s “Hats for Headway” … Continue reading
Hats for Headway 2015
It’s that time of year again –Hats for Headway – when our members, volunteers, staff and supporters don headgear ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous in order to raise awareness of brain injury. As the finale of Brain Injury Awareness Week, our celebrations were held at La Grande Mare Hotel where we enjoyed afternoon … Continue reading
Mindfulness at Headway
Headway is running its very first mindfulness course for family members of those who have survived a brain injury. We recognise that a brain injury doesn’t affect just one individual but the whole family, and carers often have an enormous amount of strain to bear – their lives have changed irreversibly too. Mindfulness is the … Continue reading
Sarah wins National Award
Our very own wunderkind, Sarah Whitchurch, has been recognised for her outstanding sporting achievements at Headway UK’s national awards. The annual Achiever of the Year Award is given to a member of Headway who has shown tremendous courage in the face of adversity following brain injury and this year was presented by top British athlete … Continue reading
Today was Halloween fun at Headway House. It’s hard to sum up the banter and silliness that can take place on our Friday social drop ins – you say ‘plenty of tea, biscuits and activities for brain injury survivors’ and you can’t help but think of a sort of bland gathering of people with carers … Continue reading
Out the Blue Adventure
It was a sunny day in July and some Headway members were about to have the time of their life. Each month we organise a social for our crew for a bit of fun and to allow our members to have experiences out in the community that they might otherwise struggle to have. This summer … Continue reading
Our Sarah is a record breaker!
A massive congratulations to Sarah Whitchurch who is the first wheelchair athlete ever to swim from Guernsey to Herm. After battling open water, brutal cold and strong tidal pulls, Sarah completed the swim in 2hrs 40 mins. Others have attempted the challenge, but so far, Sarah is the only wheelchair user to have managed the … Continue reading
Four Lobes Fun
Meet Harold, our memory aid. During one of the cognitive modules we task our guys with remembering the four lobes of the brain. Anyone with a brain injury can tell you that committing something like the four words: ‘frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital’ to memory is not easy. Working memory – names, shopping lists, … Continue reading
A busy year for Sarah
It has been almost a year since Sarah’s first half marathon triumph and a lot has happened to our determined Headway member. Since she first set out on her everyday wheel chair for the Father’s Day half marathon she has been gifted a racing wheelchair, won the Baroness Tanni-Grey-Thompson Trophy for the Disabled Achiever of … Continue reading