Headway Suffolk is marking Carers’ Week with the launch of a free Understanding Brain Injury course for families caring for a loved one with a brain injury or a neurological condition.
Headway recognises that the effects of brain injury or neurological conditions can be just as devastating for families as it is for individuals. It can change relationships in an instant, turning partners into carers and transforming the lives of entire families.
Research carried out in 2012 by Headway UK, of which Headway Suffolk is affiliated to, revealed “physical and mental health of brain injury carers is of significant concern, with a lack of support from GP’s and local authorities likely to be a contributing factor”. Reference link
The course, which will be led by Headway’s Clinical Therapy team, will help families understand the effects of their loved one’s injury or condition, break down complicated terminology, and learn strategies and techniques to improve their lives.
It will also offer an opportunity to share experiences in a supportive and understanding environment and raise and address issues and concerns.
It will be held on four Tuesday evenings in June, starting from June 7, from 5.30 – 7.30pm at Headway’s hub at St Georges House, Olding Road in Bury St Edmunds.
Places have already been 50 per cent filled so early booking is advised. Contact Sue Tate on 01284 702535 or email: [email protected].
Headway continues to run regular Understanding Brain Injury courses for persons with an injury or condition through Suffolk, most recently in Eye, Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds. More courses can be found at: www.headwaysuffolk.org.uk/courses.
Carers’ Week takes place from 6 – 12 June.