Watchtree Wheelers – July 2022

Watchtree Wheelers – July 2022

Watchtree Nature Reserve is a 205 acre haven for wildlife and people. Featuring flower rich meadows, old and new woodland, miles of hedgerow and wetland habitats this a place for everyone.  Wildlife is perfectly at home here and we have abundant … Continued

Headway UK News – Summer 2022

Headway UK News – Summer 2022

The summer edition of Headway News for 2022 has been published.  This edition includes: ‘See the Hidden Me: Action for Brain Injury Week’, ‘Cooking with confidence’, ‘Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee’ and lots more! Read Headway News Summer 2022 edition   … Continued

Travelling Light at the Day Centre

Travelling Light at the Day Centre

On Monday 13 June 2022 we welcomed the duo Travelling Light to the Day Centre.  Steve and Evie teamed up about 3 years ago and specialise in singing and playing for charities, church and other not for profit organisations to give … Continued

Platinum Jubilee Street Party

Platinum Jubilee Street Party

The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II was celebrated in 2022 to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.  In the United Kingdom there was an extra bank holiday and the usual Spring … Continued

Afternoon Tea at The Halston

Afternoon Tea at The Halston

On Monday 23 May 2022 thirty-five members of Headway North Cumbria enjoyed a delicious afternoon the at the Halston Hotel, Carlisle. We were fortunate to have exclusive use of the stylish Bartons Yard Café Bar and enjoyed a superb selection … Continued

Action for Brain Injury Week 2022

Action for Brain Injury Week 2022

Headway’s Action for Brain Injury (ABI) week was held from 16 – 22 May 2022.  This year’s campaign focussed on what can be for many brain injury survivors, a hidden disability.  The campaign – See the Hidden Me – raised … Continued

Hollywood Bowl – April 2022

Hollywood Bowl – April 2022

On Monday 25 April 2022 members from Headway North Cumbria went Ten Pin Bowling at Hollywood Bowl, Carlisle.  This was the first activity that we have run outside of our Day Centre since resuming our sessions on 7 March 2022. … Continued

Headway UK News – Spring 2022

Headway UK News – Spring 2022

The first edition of Headway News for 2022 has been publiehed.  It includes: ‘Executive dysfunction explained’, ‘Headway gets creative’, ‘From a child’s mind to centre stage’, ‘Inside your incredible brain’ and much more!   Read Headway News Spring 2022 edition … Continued

Christmas Lunch – 6 December 2021

Christmas Lunch – 6 December 2021

On Monday 6 December 2021 fifty-three members, volunteers, their support workers and family members from Headway North Cumbria participated in the Branch’s final event of the year, the Christmas Lunch.  Due to the Coronavirus panademic we had not been able … Continued

Headway UK News – Winter 2021

Headway UK News – Winter 2021

The Winter 2021 edition of Headway News has been published.  It features: Sweet dreams? Getting a good night’s sleep after brain injury, “I accept the ‘new me’ and I’m working to rebuild my life”, Mindfulness and brain injury, Headway Heroes, … Continued

Hollywood Bowl – October 2021

Hollywood Bowl – October 2021

On Monday 11 October 2021 a group of members from Headway North Cumbria went Ten Pin Bowling at Hollywood Bowl, Carlisle.  This was the first activity that we have run outside of the Day Centre since restarting face-to-face activities on … Continued

Headway UK News – Autumn 2021

Headway UK News – Autumn 2021

Headway has issued its autumn 2021 edition of Headway News.  The magazine features features: “She sees me for what I can do, not what I can’t”, 10 years of the Emergency Fund, Headaches after brain injury, Covid-19 and long Covid, … Continued

Headway UK News – Summer 2021

Headway UK News – Summer 2021

Headway has issued its summer edition of Headway News.  The magazine features: A life of lockdown? Reach out to help out!, Action for Brain Injury Week review, how to manage isolation, inside your incredible brain, and much more! Read Headway … Continued

Headway UK News – Spring 2021

Headway UK News – Spring 2021

Headway has issued its spring edition of Headway News.  The magazine features: “There’s nothing minor about any head injury” – Alex’s story, Concussion myth-busters, Back behind the wheel, How to tame your anger, Inside your incredible brain, and much more! Read Headway … Continued

Helen Completes Her Series Of Poems

Helen Completes Her Series Of Poems

In previous posts we have shared the work of Headway North Cumbria member, Helen Wilson, who has written a series of poems exploring her experiences of living with an acquired brain injury.  They provide an insight in to some of the challenges … Continued

Getting Ready for Christmas

Getting Ready for Christmas

2020 has been a difficult year and the prospect of a good Christmas has been on many people’s minds for some time.  Sadly the spread of the coronavirus has continued despite recent lockdown measures.  Increasingly demanding restrictions are now being … Continued

Headway UK News – Winter 2020

Headway UK News – Winter 2020

Headway has issued its winter edition of Headway News.  This edition features: Memory Loss: A campaign to remember, ‘I can forget to turn the cooker off’, 10 things NOT to say to someone with a brain injury, a marathon effort, … Continued

Helen Writes More Poetry For Headway

Helen Writes More Poetry For Headway

In a previous post it was reported that Helen Wilson’s poems had been taken up by Headway UK and posted to the Creative Expression part of its website.  In addition to this Headway chose four of Helen’s poems for publication to its Instagram account (headway_uk) as … Continued

Headway UK News – Autumn 2020

Headway UK News – Autumn 2020

Headway has issued its autumn edition of Headway News.  This edition features: ‘A day in the life of a helpline consultant’, ‘Fighting fatigue’, ‘Mental health and brain injury’, as well as all the latest brain injury-related stories and news from Headway. … Continued

Thank You Robyn and Russell

Thank You Robyn and Russell

In July six-year-old Robyn McLean from Wigton, Cumbria undertook a 100-mile bike ride along the Hadrian’s Cycleway to raise funds for three Cumbrian charities: –     Save Our Stan – fundraising to send Stan, a two year old with leukaemia, to Singapore for medical … Continued

Headway UK News – Summer 2020

Headway UK News – Summer 2020

Headway has issued its summer edition of Headway News.  This edition focuses on COVID-19 and features: “Rising to the challenge”, Isolation after brain injury, Mindfulness and Me, Headway’s home heroes, and much more. Read Headway News Summer 2020 edition The contents of … Continued

Two More Weeks of Lockdown

Two More Weeks of Lockdown

As we approach the next phase of lockdown on 1 June 2020 we look back at what our members have been up to since Hats at Home for Headway on 15 May 2020. The usual activities continue to be popular with our … Continued

VE Day and Other Activities

VE Day and Other Activities

In this latest article about what the members of Headway North Cumbria have been doing, we focus on the two weeks before the slight relaxing of lockdown restrictions, in England, announced on 10 May 2020.  The main event during this period … Continued

The Lockdown Continues …..

The Lockdown Continues …..

It is nearly five weeks since the Prime Minister announced the UK lockdown to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  During this period we have all been encouraged to stay at home except for a range of activities: –   shopping … Continued

Headway North Cumbria at Easter

Headway North Cumbria at Easter

Headway North Cumbria members have been adjusting to life under lockdown and have developed routines to keep themselves busy and stay safe during these challenging times.  We asked our members to tell us what they have been up to over the Easter period. … Continued

Headway UK News – Spring 2020

Headway UK News – Spring 2020

Catch up with the latest news and features from Headway, including: Bereavement after brain injury, “Volunteering has helped get my life back on track”, Coping with festivals, Holidays after brain injury and much more! Read Headway News Spring 2020 edition … Continued

Pancake Day at Headway House

Pancake Day at Headway House

Shrove Tuesday is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in many countries by making and eating pancakes.  Many will know it as “Pancake Day” or “Pancake Tuesday”.  This year Shrove Tuesday falls on 25 February. Pancakes … Continued

AMF Bowling – February 2020

AMF Bowling – February 2020

On Monday 3 February 2020 a group of members, carers and volunteers from Headway North Cumbria went Ten Pin Bowling at AMF Carlisle.  This was our first outing of the year and, as usual, the activity proved to be popular with many of our … Continued

Christmas Lunch – 2019

Christmas Lunch – 2019

On Monday 9 December 2019 seventy-six members, volunteers, their support workers and family members from Headway North Cumbria participated in the Branch’s final event of the year, the Christmas Lunch.   Always popular, this was the best attended event of the year and the Function … Continued

Watersports at Platty+ – 27 July 2019

Watersports at Platty+ – 27 July 2019

On 27 July 2019 Headway North Cumbria participated in water sports in the Lake District.   Some twenty-five members of the branch took to the water along with eleven members from Headway South Cumbria and two from Headway Tyneside.   Platty+ is a small friendly … Continued