Imperial College ‘Meet the Scientists’ Day

Would you like to find out more about research in Traumatic Brain Injury?

Friday 23rd September 2016, 1pm – 5pm
Burlington Danes Building, Hammersmith Campus of Imperial College London in White City, W12 0NN

This annual Research Open Day is aimed at showcasing the TBI research currently going on at Imperial. The open day is on the afternoon of Friday 23rd September and they are running tours and talks about their research. It is aimed at any interested member of the public (e.g. brain injury survivors, carers, members of relevant charities/ groups such as Headway, and any other interested parties).

There will also be a panel discussion about getting back to work after brain injury (which will be run by Daniel Friedland [a clinical psychologist] and Attend [a back to work organisation]).

Find out more and register for the event here

It is completely free and lunch is provided.

August Social

picnicThe next HSWL social gathering is to take place on the 20th August from 1pm to 4pm at the HSWL allotment. We will be hosting a picnic for you all. This will be a chance to see the allotment and what has been achieved and have a yummy lunch and a chat to other service users. We will be providing lunch and drinks.

If you would like to attend please RSVP for catering and planning purposes to We will be arranging taxis from Drake house (Wimbledon meeting venue) at 12.30pm for those of you who don’t feel confident to find the allotment on their own and we will return you to Drake House by 4.30pm. It is important you let me know if you are meeting us at Drake House or at the allotment.

Don’t worry if the weather is bad we will have the use of a marquee and the picnic will still go ahead!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Directions to Drake House
Directions to the HSWL Allotment

Fundraising Bike Ride

140907_London2Windsor_1887Following the success of last year’s event, which raised £4,000 for charity, participants are required for the London-to-Windsor bike ride on Sunday, September 4th, to help fundraise for Headway South West London.

There are three routes, ranging from 29 miles, to 37 miles, to 55 miles.

Richmond law firm Moore Blatch, which specialises in supporting individuals with brain injury, are entering a team into the challenge to raise awareness and funds for HSWL.

Trevor Sterling, Moore Blatch, comments: “Brain injury is an area very close to our hearts, so we are delighted to be raising funds for the South West London branch of Headway which provides support for people all over South and South West London, including areas such as Wimbledon, Richmond, Balham, and Croydon.”

The ride will commence at 9.30 am, starting at The Green in Richmond, TW9 1PL and finishes at Alexandra Gardens in Windsor, SL4 1QZ. Anyone wanting to participate or support the event should call or email Julia Bell ( or Eman Hassan ( at 020 8332 8639.

July Group Meetings

Balham Day Group Meeting

Tuesday 5th July, 10-11:30am, followed by a drop-in service until 1pm
Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Road, London SW12 8QY

July’s meeting will be all about understanding stress; we will be talking about the signs, symptoms and causes of stress, as well as ways of coping. Hopefully the sun will be shining for us!

Wimbledon Group Meeting

Tuesday 12th July, 7:30-9pm
Drake House, St Georges Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4ED

At July’s Wimbledon meeting we will talk about returning to work following a brain injury; the benefits of this and any challenges members face with returning to their job whilst managing ongoing symptoms or difficulties. We will also discuss disclosing information about your injury and how/when it is beneficial to do so. If you’re not in work, please still come along as many of these themes cross over into everyday life.

If getting back to work or looking at voluntary work opportunities are of interest we can discuss possible ways to get involved. Hope to see many of you there!

Croydon Group Meeting

Wednesday 20th July, 7:30-9pm
Harris Academy Purley, Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon CR2 6DT

This month we will discuss memory. How does our memory work? Come along and share your tips and strategies to help with memory.

Richmond Group Meeting

Thursday 28th July, 7:30-9pm
Moore Blatch Solicitors, 2 The Green, Richmond, London TW9 1PL

Dr Lucia Li from Imperial College London will be coming to speak about TBI research. This should be a fascinating topic, so please attend if you can.