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Hundreds attend Glasgow & West Central Scotland Head Injury Information Day 2018

Over 200 people joined us at our Head Injury Information Day in Glasgow on Wednesday 16th May in support of those living with a brain injury.

Every year, Digby Brown Solicitors organise these events alongside the Brain Injury Network Group, an informal network of organisations who work with people with acquired brain injury.

Chris Stewart, Partner, Digby Brown Solicitors - speaking at HIID Glasgow 2018
Chris Stewart, Partner, Digby Brown Solicitors - speaking at HIID Glasgow 2018

This is the eighth year Head Injury Information Day has taken place in Glasgow, helping bring together people with an acquired brain injury (ABI), their families and carers as well as professional working in the field to strengthen knowledge and support.

Exhibitors at HIID Glasgow 2018
Exhibitors at HIID Glasgow 2018

There were more than 30 organisations at the day to share information about their services and how they can support someone following a serious brain injury, including Headway Glasgow, BIEN Group, Child Brain Injury Trust, Caudwell Children, Compass BISL, The Prince’s Trust and the NHS.

Hearing from people living with a brain injury

Fraser Howie, an ABI survivor, spoke alongside Dr Fraser Morrison, a consultant clinical psychologist at Alba psychology about overcoming addictive behaviours following a brain injury.

Fraser himself developed a gambling addiction and shared his experience of recognising the change and overcoming it.

Read more about Fraser’s story: My brain injury made me a gambling addict.

Paul Larson from Headway Glasgow also spoke about his experience of further education after sustaining an ABI. He is currently a student at the University of Glasgow.

A presentation session at HIID Glasgow 2018
A presentation session at HIID Glasgow 2018

There were also powerful talks from brain injury support groups and Digby Brown Solicitors.

Please click on images below to view the presentations on the day

ACBIT and BIRT Presentation

Andrew Harrison's Presentation

Paul Pearson's Presentation

Dr Brian O'Neill's Presentation

Jacqueline Lange's Presentation

Fraser Howie & Dr Fraser Morrison's Presentation

Claire Cairn's Presentation

For further information about these Head Injury Information Days please contact Kirsten Smith e: kirsten.smith@digbybrown.co.uk