Last September, we were proud to be involved in the launch of Headway
Forces Support Group at Phoenix House Recovery Centre in Catterick.
The steering group, chaired by Rob Cromey-Hawke, a former Army Captain,
had been meeting for a number of months prior to launching the group. The
aim is to provide a service for brain injured service personnel, veterans and
their families by providing information and peer support on a monthly basis.
Rob sustained a brain injury in 2012 whilst serving in Afghanistan. He felt
that support was needed for brain injured service personnel after they leave
the military. He also felt that support was needed for his family.
Rob said, “the support my family and I have received from
Headway Forces Support Group has made a big difference
to us and we now understand and manage my brain injury
better. It’s a huge privilege to be able to lead this amazing
group into the future and we aspire to support and
educate many more service families and veterans affected
by brain injury.”
The group have met on a monthly basis since September with the usual
format being a speaker followed by a discussion group and peer support.
Phoenix House have very kindly allowed the group to use the centre and
even arranged a relaxation and yoga session for one of the sessions!
The group celebrated their 1st anniversary on Thursday, 20th October 2016.
For further information, please contact Laura Gabbey-Cristofini from our
Military Injury Claims team who is Treasurer of the group.
Autumn 2016 (PDF)