About Headway

Welcome to Headway East Lothian the charity that works to improve life after brain injury

Headway East Lothian aims to support and improve quality of life for people in East Lothian with Acquired Brain Injuries, their families and carers.

We provide adults with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), their families and carers opportunities to access advice, information and resources to help them cope with challenges and remain together as families.

We encourage members to socialise, support each other and share experiences and advice. This involves regular meetings, activity sessions, social events and outings. We offer access to therapeutic activities and workshops aimed at enhancing physical and mental wellbeing. These include music, arts and crafts activities. We help members build coping strategies to help deal with financial stresses.

Through a range of activities, we strive to empower members to manage their own condition and develop confidence in their own abilities. Our service is entirely led by our members, each with unique experiences of living with ABI, which they can offer to the group.

If you would like further information, please contact our

Development Officer, Joyce Cattanach, on 07895193974 or headwayeastlothian@live.co.uk

The Bleachingfield Centre, Countess Crescent, Dunbar, EH42 1DX,

Chair, Jim Maryniak – 07920 195743

Treasurer/Acting Secretary, Gordon Wallace – 01875 853491

Recent News

Prince Harry to launch new Headway initiative

July 14, 2017 · 0 Comments

We’re excited to announce that Prince Harry is to launch a new Headway initiative next Thursday! The charity’s Brain Injury Identity Card will help the police identify brain injury survivors and ensure they are given appropriate support when they come into contact with the criminal justice system. Read more about the visit – HRH Prince

Head Injury Information Days

April 11, 2017 · 0 Comments

Free events for professionals and for people affected by all types of acquired brain injury and head injury, including families and carers. Find out about : The effects of head injury and brain injury different services you can access support and help that is available to you There’s no need to sign up in advance.

Annual Awards coverage beats all records

February 3, 2017 · 0 Comments

On 16 December 2016, we celebrated the outstanding achievements and dedication of 12 very special Headway Annual Awards finalists. Our heartfelt congratulations to each one of these inspirational people, and indeed those who nominated and supported them. In addition to celebrating the fact that there can be life after brain injury, this year’s Annual Awards