Headway East Lothian

Availability : Dunbar Area / Haddington Area / Prestonpans Area

Who is this for?

  • adults over the age of 18 with an acquired brain injury

Who provides this?

  • Headway – the brain injury association


Headway East Lothian supports adults with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers through community based rehabilitation & peer group support sessions. Improving quality of life, reducing social isolation, providing advice & information. Development Officer supported by volunteers run the services which includes a telephone help line and an outreach service.

In East Lothian there are 3 weekly peer groups:

Date: Mondays
Time: 1.00 – 3.00 pm
Location: Port Seton Community Centre, South Seton Park, Prestonpans, EH32 0BG
Description: Group work with rehabilitation based therapeutic activities, exercise sessions, arts and crafts, outdoor activities. There is a community café for lunch or a snack and to help build socialisation skills.

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Location: East Lothian Community Hospital, Hospital Road, Haddington EH41 3PF
Description: Group meeting with refreshment. There are activities, speakers and entertainment.

Date: Thursdays
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Location: Hallhill Centre, Kellie Road, Dunbar, EH42 1RF
Description: Group meeting and a community café. There are activities, speakers and entertainment.

Other activities include:

  • monthly outings to places of local cultural and educational interest
  • information and advice on brain injury, disability issues, the benefits system
  • telephone befriending scheme with volunteers and peers
  • online support services and weekly activity sessions

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

No service charge – cost only for refreshments at community venues and specific activities.

Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 4.00 pm

Contact Details

Joyce Cattanach
Headway East Lothian, c/o, 43 Eskview Road, Musselburgh, EH21 6NZ

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Headway East Lothian Leaflet
(1.61 MB pdf)

Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Social groups

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