Every 90 seconds someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with a brain or head injury!
Headway Surrey is here to support adults over 18 in Surrey with acquired brain injury and their family.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is any brain injury which has occurred since birth and may be caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a road traffic accident, sports injury, trip, fall, assault, domestic violence, combat, falling debris, or a non-traumatic brain injury, such as stroke, encephalitis, meningitis, aneurysm, tumor, hypoxia etc.
Headway Surrey is an independent registered charity and limited company set up in 1985, operating across the county of Surrey. Although Headway Surrey is affiliated to Headway UK the brain injury association and is required to pay an affiliation fee. Headway Surrey DOES NOT receive any financial support from Headway UK, the national organisation.
Non Surrey residents can access Headway Surrey support if there are places, however, Surrey residents will take precedence. There are Headway branches and groups throughout the UK, please check HERE for other areas.
Our aim is to enable those with brain injury to understand their brain injury and become independent and lead a meaningful life, which may include returning to work or volunteering.
Headway Surrey supports the family: children, spouse, partner, parents, carers, work colleagues and employers.
We provide a range of services including a helpline for those in crisis, or needing support, centre workshops, one to one sessions, counselling, young persons group, walking and talking group, drop in, coffee mornings, courses, hospital link workers, professional presentations, talks and webinars.
Headway Surrey uses SMART individual goals, we help break down each goal into manageable/realistic steps. We will build on the 10 Keys to Happiness and Wheel of Wellbeing to help decisions about what is important to each person to incorporate/improve upon.
We operate from a ground floor custom built, fully accessible Centre in North Road, Guildford. It is eco-friendly (producing solar energy) and the money saved on energy goes back into our services!
The Centre is comfortable, light and airy, and provides us with an excellent working environment providing a safe space, great training and study work area, a relaxing confidential quiet room, a kitchen, a relaxing garden and admin offices. We also offer online alternatives to be fully inclusive.
Headway Surrey is a registered charity and we rely on your generous donations to cover the cost of our services. Please consider making a donation online via our donations link. Or consider running your own fundraising event, or making us your charity of the year.