Captain Tom inspires fundraising to combat loneliness

“Tomorrow will be a good day” Captain Tom Moore If you’re one of the the thousands of people getting involved in the #CaptainTom100 this Bank Holiday weekend, please consider choosing to support us in your challenges. You can set up your own fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving to help us raise much-needed funds for … Read more…

Making gardening accessible for all – tips to get you started

With the weather improving, this week our Occupational Therapy students have been looking at how gardening can have positive impacts for everyone. They share some tips on how to get going (or should we say “growing”…) which make this an accessible activity for all. And of course it wouldn’t be an OT blog without a … Read more…

Judy has done it again!

Huge thanks go to Judy Tilbury, a regular supporter of Headway Sussex, who has now raised over £7500 by making and selling face masks.  Judy has been making the masks since the first lockdown, sometimes spending over 12 hours a day at her sewing machine. Having worked for 46 years as a dressmaker and curtain maker … Read more…

The link between occupational therapy and an Easter treat!

cake with mini easter eggs on top in a baking tray

In the lead up to Easter and as Government restrictions begin to ease, our Occupational Therapy Students have been exploring the the ways in which we can all make the most of the Easter break. We are loving their Easter egg blondie recipe which they’ll share with you in this blog post, and can’t wait … Read more…

Quick and easy cheese scones

Baking tray of cheese scones

Jo and Callum, our Occupational Therapy students, contemplate the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and share their recipe for quick, easy and tasty cheese scones. And we know what you’re all thinking – the old wives’ tale that eating cheese before bedtime gives you nightmares – but actually the calcium in it can … Read more…

How to manage fatigue when it comes to cooking

Person's hands visible mixing ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon

This week our Occupational Therapy students take a look at fatigue management and share with you some tips on how you might manage fatigue while cooking. Over to them to explain more! “Hello, it’s Jo and Callum here, the OT students. Thank you for your response on social media to our last post, we loved … Read more…

Occupational Therapy students blog: Online Groups & Cookery

Fresh fruit and veg chopped up on a wooden chopping board

Hello Again, it’s Jo and Callum here, the Occupational Therapy (OT) students. We wanted to let you know what we’ve been up to since our last post. Over the last week we have been fortunate enough to visit some clients of Headway alongside the Wellbeing Support Workers and joined in with some monthly online support … Read more…

Cycling in support of Headway – a one woman fundraising mission

Joanna Thornhill in cycling helmet smiling, with bike leaning against tree in background

Some good news at the start of Spring for us at Headway in the form of one woman’s cycling fundraiser. Following a year that has been extremely difficult for everyone, fundraising has never been more important for us. So when Joanna Thornhill said she was cycling from London to Paris to support the charity, we … Read more…

Fundraising spotlight on Sadjad – in training for Headway

picture of Sadjad

Last year, as with so many other charities, we were incredibly disappointed when the London Marathon was cancelled, after having secured a place and the fantastic Sadjad to run it for us and raise much needed funds for the charity. But, we’re extremely pleased to say that the place has been transferred to this year’s … Read more…