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Headway Forces Support Group Launch

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)

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