Kathryn or Kat (as she likes to be known) is a fully qualified accredited Brain Injury Counsellor and joined Headway Surrey in December 2020.
Brain injury is sudden and devastating for an individual and all of those around them. The implications ripple out through the family and into the workplace.
We provide a range of long term specialist cognitive rehabilitation services to stimulate new neural pathways, improve memory, strategies to help with planning and decision making and overall well-being.
Services include one-to-one sessions, specialist worksheets, group sessions, home community visits, hospital liaison visits, befriending scheme, helpline, weekly Friday Friends (replacing the monthly Drop-In), family support, education sessions, training and talks.
The team have vast experience in special needs, challenging behaviour, disability and hold nationally recognised Certificates in Brain Injury from Northampton University and Headway UK. We provide one-to-one support to enable development of new neural pathways to enable those with brain injury to live well, independently and to their best ability.
We help you reach your maximum potential. We will support you.
“My head is on my shoulders thanks to Headway Surrey’s continued support through the trauma of applying for PIP which was initially declined. Without Headway Surrey I couldn’t have had the intellectual capacity to complete the mandatory reconsideration. I am so grateful to Headway Surrey for their amazing and lifesaving support.” Angela Collins, Cranleigh. It's a traumatic process for people with hidden disabilities.
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We are an Affiliate Member of Headway UK and in the immediate aftermath of brain injury and to help adult brain injury survivors and their families cope with the sudden unwelcome practical implications there is an Emergency Fund that you may be eligible for. It is for up to £500, to help with transport costs etc to the hospital. Families applying must not have savings in excess of £1,000. Click HERE.
Click HERE to go straight to application page.
The Headway Brain Injury Identity Card is designed to help the general public and Police to more easily identify brain injury survivors and ensure that they receive an appropriate response and support.
The card provides brain injury survivors with added confidence in everyday social scenarios.
Each card is personalised, helping the card holder to explain the effects of their brain injury and request any support they may need.
If you have a recognised brain injury we will help you fill in the forms and apply for a free card. Click here.
We rely on voluntary donations to continue to provide vital services to brain injury survivors and their families. There are many ways to make a donation. Click to learn more.
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In 2010 David, aged 21, sustained a head injury when hit by a lorry in Kent. Soon after the accident David became homeless and was sofa surfing, this was due to physical injuries, cognitive deficits and behaviour changes making it difficult to support himself. However, with support from his gran and his friends he re-learned the basics such as reading and writing and started his recovery journey. With great determination he also relearnt to draw from scratch, something which is a great passion of his.
We always do our best to support those affected by acquired brain injury - families, carers and friends - and we spend a lot of time trying to ensure that the public, at large, are aware of the issues affecting those with brain injury and their family around them. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with connected to acquired brain injury.