What happens at our Support Groups?
We know from experience that people rarely receive sufficient information to enable full understanding of what has happened to them, what they can do or what to expect in the future. The aim of the Support Group meetings is to provide the opportunity to meet with others in similar situations and exchange information. Also, to receive specialist support from group facilitators, speakers and from each other in a relaxed, friendly, informal setting.
Clients find these support groups extremely helpful, and often new friendships are formed which provide an ongoing source of support. New group members are welcome to join a taster session. Some people prefer to join an online group whilst others prefer to go along to a face-to-face group.
Brain injury survivors are not the only ones to benefit – partners, relatives, parents and family or friend carers also attend to share experiences and provide mutual support to one another. Hearing and learning from the experiences of other family members can be extremely helpful.
If you are an interested professional able to volunteer your time Headway would be delighted to invite you along. We welcome external speakers and others who can offer expert support or volunteers willing to help. Professionals who are interested in understanding more about the impact of brain injury are also welcome.
Eastbourne Support Group
Eastbourne Group – 7.00-9.00pm
This group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm at Faraday House.
1 Faraday Close
Brighton Daytime Group
This group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 11am-1pm at Small Hall, Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1RL
Brighton Evening Group
This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 6-8pm at Small Hall, Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1RL
This group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-8pm at the Maybridge Keystone Centre.
Maybridge Keystone Centre
Bognor Regis Group
This group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 12.45-2.45pm at the Laburnum Centre.
The Laburnum Centre (Age UK)
Crawley Group – 11am-2pm
This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 11am-2pm at The Orchard.
The Whittick room
1-2 Gleneagles Court
Online Evening Support Group
For those who can’t make a group in person, we run an evening group via Zoom on the second Wednesday of the month from 6.00pm-7.30pm. For access details to the Zoom group, please contact Sam Shephard.
Online Daytime Support Group
For those who can’t make a group in person, we run a daytime group via Zoom on the fourth Thursday of the month from 11am-12.30pm. For access details to the Zoom group, please contact Sam Shephard.