The highlight of the week will be our Head Matters Tea Party on Wednesday 15th March, from 11am-4pm, at our base on Norton Street. This year's party has a theme: 'The Senses', so there will be plenty going on to excite our senses of taste, touch, sight, smell and hearing – the five sources that our brains use to understand the world.
As well as giving you the chance to tickle your senses, lots of groups covering a wide range of neurological conditions will be on hand to answer your questions and provide advice. We will also have a series of talks by leading doctors and brain science researchers taking place through the day - details will be announced on our website and social media channels soon.
Of course, it wouldn't be a tea party without tea! We’ll also be offering the chance to freely sample our unique new range of teas, each of which have been hand blended by local company Lady Liver Teas with a health benefit in mind. So come and relax, meet other people who understand what you're going through and make new friends with a chat over a nice cuppa. We hope you will all be able to find some time to drop in and see what’s happening during the day.
Finally, here's a heads up: We will be celebrating the brain with our ever-popular funny hat competition on the day. Perhaps you could make your own special hat to dazzle the judges and win a prize this year?
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Hold your own tea party
The Brain Charity helps people from all over the country, so we know not everyone will be able to make it to our Head Matters Tea Party on Wednesday 15th March.
However, we hope you can still help us to celebrate Brain Awareness Week and raise awareness of the charity by hosting your own Head Matters Tea Party at home, at work or anywhere else where people meet in your community. We've put together a free tea party pack with lots of ideas, recipes and inspiration to help you get started.