Life Skills Activity Sessions | Headway Black Country

COVID 19 – at present our Centres are closed. We are keeping in regular contact with all our Life Skills Clients through regular welfare calls.

We are also offering online activities and sessions to all existing clients via a combination of Google Classroom and ZOOM – view timetable 

For those who do not wish to or who are unable to use these online services we are providing bespoke activity packs either by email or by post once each week.

Users of these services have commented: 

”It is a real shame I can’t get to Headway, but at least we could use the online stuff. It has been really good, useful.” Matt

“We would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Headway Black Country over this difficult time. All staff have supported Jason with making sure he’s been able to carry on with his work and ZOOM has been brilliant to be  able to keep in contact face to face. Knowing you have all been there to support us is fantastic. You’re all doing a brilliant job many thanks.” Jason and Sam

If you are an existing Life Skills Service Client or a carer of an existing client and want to get involved please contact us on 01384 869961 or email admin@headwayblackcountry.co.uk

We offer a range of facilities and sessions, run by skilled rehabilitation workers and therapists, which are designed to help brain injury survivors to meet their goals.

Our sessions are delivered in groups and our clients contribute to the design and delivery of our programmes.

Each individual has an assessment to identify personal needs and goals. Whether these goals are to get out and meet more people, increase confidence, develop skills or improve cognitive functioning, our programmes can help.

Through our range of different life skills sessions people are able to practice and develop skills in a number of areas, including understanding and managing cognitive challenges, practical thinking, goal setting, stress management and well-being.

Sessions are available at the following centres:

Dudley – Martin Hill Street DY2 8RT and other Dudley Locations

Monday to Friday each week – groups offered include:

  • Cognitive and Life Skills – working on areas such as memory, attention, planning and concentration
  • Creative Expression – improving concentration, attention, coordination and social skills in a relaxed group atmosphere – supporting improvement in communication
  • Interaction and Communication – improving confidence and self-esteem, sharing discussions and communication
  • Social and Creative Art – themed project work supporting concentration, memory and thinking skills whilst improving confidence
  • Computer Skills – learning or relearning how to use computers. Improving concentration, planning and memory. Opportunities to access the internet, social networking and much more.

Also on Fridays each weekwe offer an informal, recreational session

Willenhall – West Midlands House, Gipsy Lane, Willenhall WV13 2HA

Monday to Friday each week – groups offered include:

  • Cognitive Skills and Adjustment – Mentally stimulating activities to aid daily living skills, Supporting clients in the use of compensatory strategies, Education about the effects and management of their brain injury, Supporting clients to manage and cope with their difficulties, Supporting psychosocial adjustment.
  • Social Interaction and Communication – Themed project work to improve social skills and communication, Mentally stimulating activities to improve attention and thinking
  • Skills, To explore the differing ways we can communicate, Literacy, numeracy, speaking and listening

More Information

If you would like to know more about these activities please contact us on 01384 869961 or e-mail info@headwayblackcountry.co.uk

Making Referrals

To make a referral please complete and submit our Referral Form.