Mind your head

Key Contact: Austin Willett

In collaboration with The Brain Injury HTC, Headway Cambridgeshire launched Mind Your Head, an initiative designed to find solutions to some of the problems experienced by people with brain injuries.  The project’s starting point was to identify the unmet needs of Headway Cambridgeshire clients, and then aid collaboration between industry and the third sector.

From this, an idea for a board game was developed, designed by people with a brain injury for people with a brain injury.  The game is designed to be something which people with a cognitive impairment can play with their family and friends, combines the challenge of rational thinking with a social element and a degree of competitiveness, and enables people to learn whilst playing.  Over the past year development funding has enabled a prototype of the board game – ‘Brain Maze’ to be developed.  The next stage is for the game to be manufactured and taken to market, although further investment will be required for this to happen. 

If anyone would like to support this initiative further please contact Austin Willett at Headway Cambridgeshire on 01223 576550.