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Charity offers free course to help people understand brain injury

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Headway Suffolk is hosting a comprehensive eight-week Understanding Brain Injury (UBI) course, starting on Wednesday (July 1).

The course is free and will be led by the charity’s clinical therapy team about brain injury and living with the effects of it.

It will be held every consecutive Wednesday from 10.30am–3pm, at the Bury St Edmunds neuro hub and is available for existing Headway clients as well as for those who do not currently receive support.

The charity says the feedback it receives is that the course helps people to 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 five (July 29) the course is for family and friends only.

It provides an opportunity to exchange stories and experiences which is mutually supportive.

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 its 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, which is located off Western Way, opposite Asda.

The UBI course comprises of:

Week 1 (July 1) - Introduction and Brain Injury overview

Week 2 (July 8) - Cognition, Concentration and Memory

Week 3 (July 15) - Mental Fatigue and Relaxation

Week 4 (July 22) - Emotional and Psychological Impact of Brain Injury

Week 5 (July 29) - UBI Family and Friends Only Day (delegates’ day off)

Week 6 (August 5) - Physical and Functional Impact of Brain Injury

Week 7 (August 12) - Listening and Being Heard; How Others Experience Us

Week 8 (August 19) - Brain Injury and Communication; Relating Well to Others and Evaluation


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