Category Archive Advice and Info


Physio Top Tips

Headway S W LondonTOP TIPS from Carol the Physio from the September 2011 meeting

  • Set yourself small, achievable goals- write them down!
  • Keep an exercise diary- it helps you stay motivated and keeps you on track.
  • Joining classes at a gym is great, but make sure that they are at the right level- e.g. if starting Pilates, check if you can have 1:1 or small group sessions initially to learn the basics properly.
  • Problems walking and running luckily don’t mean you can’t get any exercise!  Try sitting down and lifting cans of baked beans- to the side, up and down. Increase the weight gradually. You’ll find your heart pumping after a doing this few a few minutes.
  • Try marching on the spot- while sitting in your chair
  • Every hour take 4 deep breaths to expand your lungs.

Carers’ Support Event – 18 October 2011

The Carer’s journey in the first year after a brain injury

When: 18 October, 10am to 1.30pm

Where: Thompsons Solicitors, 22-24 Worple Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4DD

Brain injuries impact on everyone, not just the person who has one.  Headway South West London recognises the pivotal role families, friends and carers play in the journey after a brain injury.

This morning is about YOU!  It includes various speakers and information to help you understand the path forward, tools you’ll need and what it is really like for others too.

The talks are followed by a relaxed lunch and opportunity to speak to others who are experiencing similar things.

Join us by registering at:

Email: send us an email

Tel: Rachel on 07722 861642


Do you care for a friend or a relative?

The Wilson Health Centre is holding a monthly drop-in service for all carers across Sutton and Merton. The drop-in sessions take place at the Wilson Health Centre, Cranmer Road, Mitcham CR4 4TP and are open to unpaid carers of all ages who would like to discuss any part of the challenges they face as a carer and especially their health and wellbeing needs.

For more information please contact Debbie Kilby on 0208 646 7515 or


Free Information Day for Families

Headway is holding a FREE information day for Families and Unpaid Carers of Brain Injury Survivors. This is taking place on Wednesday 2nd March at Regent’s Wharf in London. Places will be strictly limited so please book in advance if you are interested.  Here are links to the Flyer and the booking form:

Information Day Flyer 2011

Booking form Information Day

or contact Annie Clancey, Headway London Regional Coordinator on 0208 858 5610