I first heard about the magic of Heads Together through a colleague and was intrigued to find out more. Working as an OT for adults with an ABI, it was relevant to my interests and work. I was keen to learn more about families who have experienced an ABI.
I enjoy volunteering as I can go away, be myself and have fun with some truly genuine, dedicated and inspiring people. All volunteers, their different personality traits, and qualities are welcomed at camp. Camp reminds me to see the world through a more positive lens and be more accepting of others. The most unexpected thing about volunteering is whilst we can all expect to come away exhausted, emotionally we are completely recharged and inspired. You quickly realise that what we take from camp as a volunteer is more than we could ever give. It provides us all with an opportunity to grow as individuals and connect with our community.
This is my first ever post, anywhere!, and I am so excited to be seeing this organisation come to life. Back in 2002 when I was a young thing with no husband, children, or responsibilities, I couldn’t have imagined that this was possible. All I know is that this community has been the backbone of my adult life and I intend to keep being a part of it until I am much older and greyer than I am now. I dream about my grandkids being involved and I am so hopeful about what is possible if we keep building this community into the future. The people I have met and who are part of our Heads Together family are truly the most courageous, generous and inspiring people I have ever met and I think that there is such huge potential for this community to create positive change in the way our society views ABI and disability and by doing so create much better futures and possibilities for people with an ABI. So thanks to all of you out there who have been part of this exciting adventure and welcome to any new people who might want to join this amazing community I look forward to a future with an even bigger community. So stay connected and let us know what you think of our new website and how we can make it a really special online community space. xxx
Amazing words of advice from one of our camp families. “Reach high, don’t give up and keep trying”. Chelsea and her mum tell her inspiring story of recovery after an accident at the age of 5 left her with a serious brain injury.
Chelsea’s achievements and the support of her incredible family help to inspire other victims of road trauma on the road to recovery. Go Chelsea!