Brain Blog

Please find below our series of blog articles, expressing the personal views of our bloggers.

Inspiration for the New Year

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Richard Stables

Linda Brennan

Inspiration: Linda's Journey

Getting back to work is high on the list of milestones for many people in their recovery after brain injury.

Linda Brennan, who has been blind since birth, faced a few challenges on the way, but managed a successful return to work. Read how she did it here.

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Christmas Wishes

Posted on December 22, 2016 by Richard Stables

We'd like to wish all our clients, families, supporters and visitors a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year!

Our offices are now closed for the Christmas Holidays. Our Information and Support Service will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January. For local office opening times, check with your local centre. You can also contact us through this form and we will respond after 3rd January.


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Christmas shopping cheer!

Posted on December 08, 2016 by Richard Stables


The Headway Dublin choir took to the streets last Saturday to entertain shoppers in St. Stephen's Green shopping centre. This has become an annual event in the Headway calendar, eagerly anticipated by the members of the choir. It's a chance to sing in public in a relaxed atmosphere and also to raise some profile and much needed funds for brain injury services. The video clip shows a short extract from one of the choir's favourites, "Silent Night".

Dublin shoppers proved to be most generous and the team, helped out by volunteers from Energia and also friends and family members, raised over 800 Euro during their stint!. Of course, it's not too late to donate, so if you'd like to support our work, go to


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Marc's Stone Owl

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Paula Larkin

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Hello all, 

This is a short note from Marc, one of the graduates of the 2015-16 LTI programme here in Cork. During his time with Headway Marc has achieved many things, but one piece of work in particular stood out for all of us here, so we asked him to share the story behind it. Marc spent his 10 months on the LTI programme creating a stone sculpture of an owl - displaying a level of creativity, patience, calm, skill and dedication that impressed everyone who watched him at work with his block of stone and his tools. This was the first time Marc had ever worked with stone, or sculpting, and he clearly has a natural talent. Here's Marc in his own words. 



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Graffiti and BBQ at Carrigrohane.

Posted on June 03, 2016 by Paula Larkin


Hello from Headway Carrigrohane!

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From small seedlings...

Posted on April 05, 2016 by Richard Stables


No living thing ever stays the same. A seedling planted in earth and nurtured with water and light will grow into a healthy tree. Headway Cork have some sycamore seedlings to give to our clients or family members to plant as a reminder of the ever changing nature of growth and recovery. If you would like to be a part of this project, and would like to plant your own seedling, please contact Liz Owens in our Cork Centre for more information on 021 487 1303



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Operation Transformation 2016 - Part 2!

Posted on April 01, 2016 by Paula Larkin

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Hi all, 

Another update from the Operation Transformation team here in Headway Cork!

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Operation Transformation 2016

Posted on March 09, 2016 by Paula Larkin


Hi everyone, We are a group of clients on the LTI programme here in Cork who have been working really hard for the last few weeks on our own version of Operation Transformation 2016. With the support of our amazing volunteer Jenni Galvin, we have been attending Steve Dinan's FreshFitness gym in Togher, and LTI staff Emma has been helping us to cook healthy and delicious meals.

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Brain Awareness Week

Posted on March 04, 2016 by Richard Stables

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Brain Awareness Week


National Brain Awareness Week is an annual initiative co-ordinated by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland  aimed at increasing public awareness of neurological conditions. 

To mark the occasion, there will be a free lecture "Mind Matters" held in Trinity College Dublin, see more details here. Our Limerick centre has organised a week long programme of events, find out more details here.

Check out the full programme of events in other organisations, happening nationwide here 

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Posted on January 13, 2016 by Richard Stables

NAI campaign stickerThe Neurological Alliance of Ireland has launched its election campaign. The campaign asks you to contact your candidates to request them to sign a pledge of support at the link at They have also published a campaign manifesto "800,000 Minds Matter" at this link. Amongst other demands, the manifesto calls for "A three year programme of investment to develop regional inpatient units and community neurorehabilitation teams in line with the recommendations of the National Neurorehabilitation Strategy".

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The Disability Federation of Ireland has also recently launched "Disable Inequality" - their campaign to ensure an end to any discrimination against people with disabilities. See for more information. 






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