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Balham Group

We meet on:

The first Tuesday of every month, 10am to 11:30am

Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Road, SW12 8QY


See our calendar here


Group co-ordinator: Paula Murphy

Paula Murphy is an neuro-occupational therapist who trained and worked in New Zealand as an occupational therapist.  Paula has 15 years experience working in the NHS and private sector in the UK, specialising in neuro rehabilitation.  She current works in private practice in the community, working with and supporting individuals with neurological conditions and has a special interest in brain injury.  Outside of work Paula enjoys travelling, sport and watching rugby.


Topics for 2019 (may be subject to change):

  • January: no group
  • February: (Led by Susan Hughes)
  • March: Planning for the year and Headway 40th celebrations
  • April: History of Balham and Tooting Bec and reflecting on own personal
    histories of how we came to live in the area
  • May: Thoughts, feelings, and behaviour following brain injury
  • June: Attention
  • July: Social communication following brain injury
  • August: *No group*
  • September: Mindfulness
  • October: Art group (outside guest)


Topics in 2018:

  • May: Fatigue and Brain Injury
  • June: HSWL and forthcoming events
  • July: (tbc)
  • August: no group
  • September: Journal writing
  • October: Financial assistance and services
  • November: Sleep hygiene and relaxation/mindfulness techniques
  • December: Christmas quiz – wear your Christmas Jumper to join in some festive cheer


Transport information:

  • Nearest station – Balham (Northern Line, Mainline Rail)
  • Nearby bus stops for 155 & 355
  • Parking is available at this venue, including disabled spaces