How do I refer myself?

Referring yourself or someone you know is not complicated. Please contact the office by email or phone. We will ask some questions to gather some basic information for our records. All information you give is confidential and only shared with your consent with other professional people. The questions we ask you are about the brain/head injury you have received. This helps us to gather a picture of what your needs and requirements might be.

Referrals come from a variety of sources:

  • Where do we get our referrals?
  • What happens next?
  • What are the benefits?

Where do we get our referrals?

Referrals come from a variety of sources:

  • Brain injured people
  • Family and Friends
  • GP’s, Clinical Psychologists nurses and other health professionals
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Local Hospitals
  • Local Voluntary Organisations
  • Social Work departments
  • Southern General Hospital, Glasgow

What happens next?

One of our Community Outreach Support Officers will get in touch to ask you some questions about your brain injury. If our service is suitable for your needs we will arrange a home, hospital or office visit for you and / or family members at your convenience. This will allow for a more in depth conversation which will provide you with an opportunity to share whatever information, feelings and concerns you may have.

What are the benefits?

Brain/head injury can affect how people think, deal with information, plan activities, concentrate and remember things. Headway aims to provide support through activities and outings as well as helping with day-to-day problems. Community Outreach Support Officers will identify areas that you may require some assistance with eg benefits, referrals to other services etc, we also look at the longer term and aim to assist wherever appropriate.

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