Headway Suffolk

Ipswich Hub 01473 712225

Bury Hub 01284 702535

Understanding Brain Injury course

Headway Suffolk is hosting a comprehensive eight-week Understanding Brain Injury (UBI) course, starting on Wednesday 1 July from 10.30am – 3pm, at the Bury St Edmunds neuro hub.

The course is free and will be led by the charity’s clinical therapy team about brain injury and living with the effects every consecutive Wednesday.  It is available for existing Headway clients and for those who do not currently receive support.

The feedback we receive is that it helps make sense of some of the changes following a brain injury and break the isolation some feel by meeting and sharing with others who experience similar daily challenges.

On week 5 (July 29) the course is for family and friends only to attend.  This provides an opportunity to exchange stories and experiences which is mutually supportive.

The UBI course comprises of:

  • Week 1 – Introduction & Brain Injury overview
  • Week 2 – Cognition, Concentration & Memory
  • Week 3 – Mental Fatigue & Relaxation
  • Week 4 – Emotional & Psychological Impact of Brain Injury
  • Week 5 – UBI Family & Friends Only Day (delegates’ day off)
  • Week 6 – Physical & Functional Impact of Brain Injury
  • Week 7 – Listening & Being Heard; How Others Experience Us
  • Week 8 – Brain Injury & Communication; Relating Well to Others & Evaluation

Each course ends with an evaluation and delegates are asked if they wish to continue meeting in Peer Groups as friendships are formed.

This may result in support from Headway at one of our day service neuro hubs or in the local community.

As spaces are limited, early booking is advised.  Contact Sue Tate on 01284 702535 or email suetate@headwaysuffolk.org.uk.

The venue is at Headway’s St George’s House neuro hub in Olding Road, Bury St Edmunds, which is located off Western Way, opposite Asda.