Reading Rooms mobile with Headway

The Verbal Arts Centre’s Reading Rooms programme is delighted to be partnering with Headway, the brain injury association, delivering mobile shared reading sessions in Omagh and Enniskillen this month.

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Our Reading Rooms Bus will be visiting Omagh on Tuesday, January 12th, at 11am for a mobile reading session with a group from Headway.

We will also deliver a Reading Room on Wednesday, January 27th, with a Headway group in Enniskillen located at Action Mental Health based in the Drumcoo Centre.

The groups will be reading from ‘The Happy Prince’ by Oscar Wilde while the poem which has been selected by our Literary Guide is ‘Wild Geese’ by Mary Oliver.

Stephanie Campbell, Reading Rooms Mobile Project Officer (pictured), said the Verbal Arts Centre was delighted to be working with Headway following successful taster sessions with the charity organisation in November and December last year.

She said: “The feedback from the groups on the two taster sessions was that they really enjoyed the Reading Rooms. We are really looking forward to delivering our mobile shared reading programme with Headway from January to November this year.”

Speaking about the Omagh visit this week, Jodie McGoldrick,  ABI (Acquired Brain Injuries) Co-ordinator with Headway said: "Reading Rooms gives service users an opportunity to try something new and develop their communication skills in a safe environment."  

Headway promotes wider understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and social activities for people with brain injury, their families and carers. Brain Injury is a condition which changes the lives, not only of those who suffer the injury, but also, their families.

Headway also campaigns at national and local level for improved resources and facilities for brain injury survivors.

If you would like more information about Reading Rooms or to arrange a taster session, please contact the Verbal Arts Centre, Tel. 02871 266946, or email readingrooms.mobile@theverbal.co



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