In conjunction with the upcoming charity performance of ‘Woman in Mind’ on Thursday 2nd October, we have a display at the Art Centre in Cafe Jacs of Headway Handicrafts until Saturday 11th October.
Each week, members of Headway come in to partake in craftwork sessions as part of their rehabilitation therapy. This improves their dexterity and hand eye co-ordination which can be lost or altered after a brain injury. Attending these sessions also assists members to build confidence in their ability to create things completely from scratch and work in a team. The team are delighted to have their work on display and we encourage all supporters to head down to the Arts Centre to see what can be achieved with support, guidance, determination and the desire to create beautiful objects.
The overall aim is to provide a therapeutic activity that helps our member’s recovery process both physically and mentally. It develops and enhances skills whilst providing an enjoyable, satisfying and sociable pursuit. We hope to build confidence by setting achievable goals allowing a real sense of satisfaction and achievement when these are met.
The brain is still repairing itself up to several years after an injury so by keeping it active with intricate tasks such as craftwork, the higher the chance it has of compensating damage. With stimulation, practice and novelty to ‘excite’ the brain we aim to encourage the development of new connections in the brain, along with having lots of fun in the process.