Headway Ballymena

Organisation details

Address:
C/O Ballymena Business Centre North 120 Cushendall Road
Ballymena
Antrim
BT43 6HB
Northern Ireland
Telephone:
028 2565 1521
Email:
frances-headway-ballymena@hotmail.co.uk
Website:
www.headwayballymena.org.uk
Services
  • Advocacy
  • Befriending/Buddying/Mentoring
  • Carer Support Groups
  • Counselling
  • Drop In
  • Education/College Links
  • Family and Carer Support
  • Information
  • Outreach/Community Support
  • Training for Professionals
Other Services
Helpline 02825 651521
Activities
  • Art/Crafts
  • Cookery
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Gardening/Allotment
  • Holidays/Outings
  • Service User Groups
  • Woodwork

Further information

Headway Ballymena is a Branch of Headway UK that is run by volunteers who all have personal experience of living with the effects of acquired brain injury.

Brain injury is a condition which changes the lives, not only of those who suffer the injury, but also their families. Families take most of the strain. The burden of care often places the family unit under severe pressure.

Headway promotes wider understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and social activities for people with brain injury, their families and carers.

How can Headway Ballymena help you and your family?

Support Meetings:

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Ballymena Business Centre North, 120 Cushendall Road, Ballymena, County Antrim BT43 6HB, 7pm - 9pm.

Our support meetings provide brain injury survivors and their families with the opportunity to meet with other people who have had similar experiences, offering emotional and practical support and understanding.

Social Activities:

Our support meetings are highly social in themselves!

Newcomers to our group and visitors always remark that it is like walking into one big, happy extended family. In addition, we organise a number of social activities throughout the year including: barbeques, dances, treasure hunts, table quizes, meals out and weekend breaks.

We also offer residential breaks annually to our members,

Information and training:

We provide free access for all our members to Headway UK training on a variety of subjects such as Understanding Brain Injury and Coping with Challenging Behaviour.

We also engage speakers throughout the year to give talks on issues such as Benefits Advice and other Carer's issues.

An information stand is available at all our monthly meetings and brain injury literature is free to all our members.

We offer a local information helpline 02825 651521

Home Support Visits:

If families wish our volunteers will them in their own homes, giving support and information at all stages of the family's journey in coping with brain injury.

Counselling:

We also offer a free counselling service those in need of support through an associated counsellor (BACP Accredited).

Lobbying:

We campaign at local and regional level for improved services for brain injury survivors and their families.

How do I become a member?

Headway Ballymena welcomes all new members: Brain Injury Survivors, Carers, Families and Volunteers.

Just come along to one of our family meetings or contact us.

Would you like to become a volunteer with Headway Ballymena?

Headway Ballymena is a charitable organisation and therefore, has to depend on volunteers to continue helping brain injury survivors and their families.

We need volunteers to help with organising activies and fundraising if you can help in any way please contact us.