Headway Merthyr Tydfil

Organisation details

Soar Chapel, Pontmorlais,
Merthyr Tydfil,

CF47 8UB
United Kingdom
07475 655027
  • Drop In
  • Family and Carer Support
  • Information
  • Service User Groups


Brian Thomas, Seaman and ABI survivor.

Ad-Hoc, February

Headway Merthyr Tydfil

Spring Quiz

Ad-Hoc, March 2016

Headway Merthyr Tydfil

Fish n Chip Supper

Ad-Hoc, April

Headway Merthyr Tydfil

Liz Partridge from Headway UK

Ad-Hoc, Monday 25 April 2016

Soar Merthyr Tydfil

Further information

Welcome to Headway Merthyr Tydfil

Helping you and your family
Headway Merthyr Tydfil the Brain Injury Association, is a self-support group which offers information and support to survivors, carers, families and professionals who have been affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). We are a group of volunteers who are made up of survivors, carers, family, and professionals. We work in Merthyr Tydfil and surrounding communities to raise awareness of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

What's going on this month?
We run themed monthly social events which aim to provide a social outlet together with support and information to ensure that those who have survived or been affected by an (ABI) receive the help and support they need.

All branch meetings are currently postponed until further notice

Visit one of our meetings
Future meetings will be held in Soar, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8UB from 4.30 - 6.30pm on the last Monday of the month.

What does an Acquired Brain Injury Look Like?
An Acquired Brain Injury(ABI) is an injury caused to the brain since birth. There are many possible causes, including a fall, a road accident, tumour and stroke.

Cognitive effects of brain injury
The cognitive effects of a brain injury affect the way a person thinks, learns and remembers. Different mental abilities are located in different parts of the brain, so a brain injury can damage some, but not necessarily all, skills such as speed of thought, memory, understanding, concentration, solving problems and using language.

Executive dysfunction after brain injury
Executive dysfunction is a term for the range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties which often occur after injury to the frontal lobes of the brain. Impairment of executive functions is common after acquired brain injury and has a profound effect on many aspects of everyday life.

Emotional and behavioural effects of brain injury
Everyone who has had a brain injury can be left with some changes in emotional reaction and behaviour. These are more difficult to see than the more obvious problems such as those which affect movement and speech, for example, but can be the most difficult for the individual concerned and their family to deal with.

Physical effects of brain injury
Most people make an excellent physical recovery after a brain injury, which can mean there are few, or no, outwards signs that an injury has occurred. There are often physical problems present that are not always so apparent but can have a real impact on daily life.

To contact, please email merthyr@headway.org.uk or headwaymerthyr@hotmail.co.uk