Do you have age criteria?
The minimum age of clients we work with is 18. Most of our services are available to people aged 18 – 65 years. This is because of funding restrictions. However, some of our services are open to people aged 65 years and over. Please contact our Information and Support team on 1800 400 478 if you wish to refer someone over the age of 65.
Is there a charge for Headway services?
No, our services are free of charge. We are a registered charity and receive core funding from the HSE (Health Services Executive).
Can people refer themselves to Headway?
Yes, individuals and family members, as well as professionals, may make referrals to Headway. The person seeking service must give their consent to applying.
Where are our Headway services based?
Will my client have to wait long for a needs assessment?
We are constantly working to reduce waiting times and barriers to accessing our services. Despite this, there is usually a waiting period for an initial assessment. During the waiting period, our team will be working on processing the application and liaising with the referring agent and other settings where the client has received a service.
For up-to-date estimates of waiting times, contact us on Freephone 1800 400 478.
Will my client have to wait long between attending the needs assessment and waiting for services to begin?
This depends on the service they are referred to because some services have longer waiting lists than others. Headway staff will give an approximate waiting time when talking about the recommended services during the person’s needs assessment.
Do Headway provide services for people who have had a stroke?
Yes, we provide services for people who have sustained brain injuries from various causes, including stroke.
Do Headway host educational events on ABI for health professionals?
Yes we do. On an ad hoc basis, Headway will organise and provide training on subjects related to ABI. Recent examples include training on psychometric assessments; therapeutic interventions and compassion focused therapy training. If you wish to find out more, please keep on eye on News or email us on email@example.com.