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Action for Brain Injury Week - 20th - 24th May 2019

Action for Brain Injury Week - 20th - 24th May 2019

Monday 20th May 2019

The theme for this year’s Action for Brain Injury Week is ‘Brain Drain – Wake up to Fatigue’.

Each year ABI week represents an important part of our overall campaign to raise awareness of brain injury and in turn raise vital funds for our services. We will be celebrating this week with a unique timetable of activities focused around this year’s theme. The aim of the sessions will be to explain neural fatigue and offer strategies to manage this along with energising activities, healthy nutrition, gentle exercise and ways to promote feelings of wellbeing.  

In addition, we will be having a raffle, tombola and a bake sale during the week so any donations of prizes and baking will be gratefully received. Tickets for the raffle will be on sale and the prize draw will be on Thursday 23rd May – thank you!

All week we will be offering the following sessions –

 

  • Energising exercise routines with Raf  - indoor & outdoor if the sun is shining!
  • Raf will give an educational talk about pacing and slowly increasing levels of stamina
  • Art group – make your own dreamcatchers using a variety of tactile materials
  • Craft workshop to make stress balls
  • Cooking group every day which will  focus on healthy energising foods such as protein bites, flapjacks and soups
  • A Member Mood Board will be set up for members to pin up strategies and add personal insights
  • Ipads will be used to download brain training apps and will be used throughout the week for meditation
  • Coping mechanisms and strategies will be displayed in the hall throughout the week and members encouraged to try
  • Interactive lunchtime quizzes will focus on healthy eating and importance of good nutrition and hydration
  • Energising and uplifting essential oils will be diffused throughout the day
  • Gardening sessions to get outside and tidy up our outdoor space
  • Seated Yoga and Mindfulness session
  • Creative writing – personal experiences of fatigue
  • Singing group – energise your soul through music
  • Guitar lessons with Galo – focus on soothing classical guitar for wellbeing and energy
  • Music group with Shu – feel the energy created through music
  • Complementary therapies – Reflexology & shiatsu massage

We look forward to seeing you during this special week!

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Head Injury Information Days 2019

Wednesday 29th May 2019

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