About us

Every year, over 135,000 people in the UK have a brain injury.  Many of these may experience ongoing physical, psychological, and social difficulties which can be life-changing, not only for the person who has had the injury, but also for their family.

Headway South West LondonWho we are:

HSWL is an independent charity, affiliated to Headway UK, and one of over 100 Headway groups across the UK.  All of our services are provided by a network of volunteers and the charity is governed by a group of trustees.

For over 30 years, Headway South West London (HSWL) has worked to provide assistance, support, information and services to people with a brain injury, their families, and carers in South West London. We aim to help plug the gap in existing services for those with brain injury, to support health professionals, and work to promote the understanding of all aspects of brain injury.

We cover the boroughs of Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and Croydon.  If you live outside of these boroughs, please visit the Headway UK website to find your nearest group.

What we do:

HSWL provides a variety of services to help those affected by brain injury, including:


Read the inspiraing stories from Zan and Karen, two of our service users, and how they became involved with HSWL:

Zan Marseilles
Karen Dempster