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What we do

Brain injury happens every 90 seconds to someone in the UK!

The majority of our clients have had a road traffic incident or a stroke. 

We support adults over 18 in Surrey with acquired and traumatic brain injury, and support their families.

Headway Surrey ensures that when a person’s life (and their family's) is turned upside down by brain injury, they get the help and support they need and deserve.

We have been providing a range of specialised services since 1985, from our base in Guildford (and online, via telephone and text, or at hospitals and other venues). 

The brain injury may be from a road traffic incident, stroke, meningitis, encephalitis, tumour, aneurysms, sporting accident, work injury, assault, combat, domestic violence, hypoxia, falling debris, trip, fall or slip etc.  Whatever the cause, it is our aim to help you live well with your brain injury and achieve your potential, whatever is meaningful and relevant to you and your family.   

Practice and repetition for months or years is a key component of optimal recovery, and so is learning compensatory techniques to reduce memory problems, socialisation and communication practice. 

We are a small charity but caring and passionate about helping people with brain injuries.  Talk to us and see how we can help you. 

Brain injury happens every 90 seconds to someone in the UK! 

Brain injury disrupts executive function and the ability to plan and execute a series of tasks, inhibit inappropriate automatic impulses, regulate emotional responses, foresee the consequences of actions and make judgements about risk. The ‘dysexecutive syndrome’ encompasses various impairments, including difficulties with problem solving, planning, organising, initiating, inhibiting and monitoring behaviour. It also includes impairments in cognitive flexibility, which is the ability to change cognitive or behavioural strategies to adapt to novel or evolving task demands. 

Latest news and events

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13 October 2023: Open Day

Come and see us, our doors are open! No need to book, just turn up.

How you can help us

Donate to Headway Surrey

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


Whatever your skills and experience - we can find you a role.


It is surprisingly easy to help raise funding for Headway Surrey.

Friday drop-in or walks

Third Friday every month

Drop in to our centre in Guildford and see our lovely centre and garden.  Meet the staff and volunteers.  Meet other adults who have an acquired or traumatic brain injury.  Have a coffee, chat, play board games and other activities.  10.30am-12 noon.  Some people come on their own and others bring a friend, carer or family member.  All welcome. No dogs, sorry. 

We will also occasionally change the Drop In to a Walk somewhere in Surrey.  About 1 mile, normally level paths (or as level as possible), accessible for wheels, free parking, disabled parking, public toilets, seating and refreshment facilities, so bring some money.  We will meet at 10.30am for a 10.45am start and finish at approximately 12noon.  If you would just like to meet us for some fresh air at the refreshment stop for a spot of socialising, then we can let you know our approximate arrival time.  The Walking Group is suitable for those with an acquired brain injury, family, friends, carers, their children and well behaved dogs (on leads).  

We are always looking for volunteers -  if you are interested then please get in touch.