Improving life after brain injury
Support for Families & Carers
Carers’ support group
This group has been set up to give Carers of people with Acquired Brain Injury an opportunity to talk about any issues. Monthly meetings are held in a tranquil, safe, confidential place where the right to privacy is respected.
Meetings are organised by the Carers themselves, with support from Headway as needed. Sometimes, there will be a guest speaker, but only if this is something that the Carers have decided that they want.
Here are a few things you can get out
of a Support Group meeting:
The group is held monthly at Headway Shropshire. Please contact us if you would like to come along.
Families and brain injury
It is well-recognised that brain injury affects whole families and not just the injured person.
There are several stages that a family will go through, from the initial shock to the final acceptance that things will from now on be different from how they were, for the whole family.
Living with a brain-injured family member
There are some people who say that families suffer even more than the injured person, because family members have full insight into the problem and the injured person may not have that complete insight.
Here are some useful things for
family members to know:
Families that cope
There are two qualities that have been seen in families that cope best with a brain-injured member:
In fact, with these two qualities, a family may do more than simply cope; they may grow in strength and begin to shine in a way that they didn’t do before the injury. The fragility of life can give a new perspective and intensity to love and relationships; and having a brain-injured person in the family can give a heightened sense of awareness and sensitivity to other family members.
Oxon Business park
Tel: 01743 365565
Fax: 01743 365563
Headway Shropshire is a Registered Charity (No. 1100376) and is a Company Limited by Guarantee
(No. 4884834) registered in England.