The Encephalitis Society has worked with Hazel for many years at our Retreat weekends for people that have been affected by this devastating condition (inflammation of the brain) which leaves people with a brain injury and the many and varied consequences that this can have on a family (loss of memory, thinking skills, ability to find employment, relationship breakdowns to name but a few). Our Retreat weekends are a chance to bring people together in a safe and supportive environment to have a break away from everyday life. Hazel is a big part of this weekend – giving people a ‘treat’ and the chance to truly relax. Encephalitis is a isolating condition and the therapeutic benefits and nurturing environment Hazel creates has a real impact on our Members. They often tell us it was one of their favourite parts of the weekend!