News | 11.07.2024 | By: Roxanne Thomas

Celebrating Art and Raising Awareness for Aphasia!


We are excited to share some wonderful news from our community.

Chris, one of our dedicated outreach and social group clients, has recently achieved a significant milestone.

Chris, who has a passion for painting, had the honour of displaying his beautiful artwork at the Jubilee Library in Brighton.

This exhibition was part of a Say Aphasia information stand, aimed at raising awareness about this often misunderstood condition.

What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to process language, including speaking, understanding others, reading, and writing.

It is most commonly caused by a brain injury, such as a stroke or head trauma. People with Aphasia often retain their intelligence and cognitive functions, but they may struggle with finding the right words or understanding complex sentences.

Aphasia and Brain Injury

When a brain injury occurs, it can damage the areas responsible for language. For example, a stroke can disrupt blood flow to parts of the brain involved in communication, leading to Aphasia.

The severity and type of aphasia depend on the location and extent of the brain injury. While some individuals may experience only mild difficulties, others might face more profound challenges.

Supporting Individuals with Aphasia

Headway Sussex is dedicated to providing support and resources for individuals living with Aphasia. Through our Hubs, outreach, and social groups, we offer a supportive community where clients can engage in meaningful activities, like painting, which foster creativity and self-expression.

A Day Out to Celebrate

To celebrate Chris’s achievements and raise awareness about Aphasia, our social group recently visited his exhibition at the Jubilee Library.

It was a fantastic day filled with inspiration, camaraderie, and a shared sense of pride.

Chris’s artwork not only showcases his talent but also serves as a testament to the resilience and creativity of individuals living with Aphasia.

Join Us in Supporting Aphasia Awareness

We invite you to join us in supporting individuals with Aphasia. Whether through attending events, volunteering, or making a donation, your involvement can make a significant difference.

Together, we can help raise awareness, provide essential resources, and create a more inclusive community for everyone.

Thank you for being a part of our journey and for your continued support.

Warm regards,

Headway Sussex