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Headway is a haven

Nell Whitelaw

Headway is a haven

Q: Please tell us about your brain injury

A: "I had three brain haemorrhages in total, in February last year. The second one was life threatening. My family sat and waited while I underwent life threatening surgery to repair the damage."

Q: What message do you want to send to people through your creative work?

A: A new me. How I'm getting to know the new me, while saying goodbye to the old me. How difficult it all is.

Q: What does A New Me mean to you?

A: A new me is someone I'm needing to get to know as well as like.

It's hard moving on. A new me is someone who is relearning.

Q: Are you involved with a Headway group or branch? 

A: Headway Glasgow. I go to the Monday and Wednesday drop in groups, and the Friday walking group. We have a monthly discussion group too.

They are a brilliant help. It is so good being with people who understand what you are going through.


Hope and Happiness
Everyone matters
Advice is always there
Discussion with others helps
We are a family
A great place to be
Yes, I can do this


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Headway - the brain injury association is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity no. 1025852) and the Office of the Scottish Regulator (Charity no. SC 039992). Headway is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no. 2346893.

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