25th February, 2015
Headway Cambridgeshire is asking for help with a new concept.
As part of the Mind Your Head project, an initiative of Headway Cambridgeshire, a board game is being devised as an aid to help recover lost memories.
The concept was created by Headway Cambridgeshire’s hub clients, who made a basic prototype and found it a useful tool for communicating with each other and exercising their brain in the process. The participants of the game move around the board, answering a variety of questions from the practical to the more emotional, for example:
The Mind Your Head Project now wants to take the board game a step further by developing the existing prototype into a marketable product.
We need to get as many questions together as possible and we are asking everyone to contribute questions that they think might be suitable for inclusion.
Headway Cambridgeshire’s hub clients will then decide which questions will be included in the final version of the game.
The game will not only be a useful tool for people who have suffered a brain injury, but will also provide work in the form of a social enterprise which would be part of the rehabilitation process.
“ The Hospital Brain Injury Co-ordinator became someone who absolutely understood how I felt, I didn’t need to explain. I could talk about my fears and worries. She was such a great support through the difficult days, but could also celebrate the small step successes, which was important to me. ”