Success at first virtual Head Injury Information Day
Updated: Oct 5, 2020
We were delighted to host our first virtual Head Injury Information Day on 9th September 2020.
This year the day was hosted online due to COVID-19 and the risks to our attendees were seen as too great to hold our usual events in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
There was reason to celebrate as this year is the 10th HiiD, and there were a variety of speakers who were able to look back on the last ten years as well as provide guidance on topics relevant to those who have survived an ABI.
The sessions throughout the day included:
Chris Bryant MP – Update on the All-party Parliamentary Group on Acquired Brain Injury
Chris Stewart, Digby Brown – A Decade of Development in Scots Law
Professor Tom McMillan, University of Glasgow – Neuro-Rehabilitation – Then and Now
Steven Cochran & Angela Sprott – My Road, Our Road and supporting each other along the way
Ross Milvenan, Digby Brown – Returning to Work
Ruth Rooney, Edinburgh Carers Council – Advocacy Support for Family Carers affected by Brain Injury
Jacqueline Lange, Digby Brown & Simon Glenn – The Psychosocial Impact of Welfare Benefits on Self-Concept following Acquired Brain Injury
Kelly Christie – Triumph over Adversity
As well as the presentations we had a range of activities for those attending to try, including gardening tips and chair yoga. These are still available on the activity page of our site.
Chris Stewart, Partner and Head of the Serious Injury Team at Digby Brown welcomed this years attendees as well as presenting had this to say following the event this year:
“We faced a variety of new challenges this year, even so our first virtual HiiD was a fantastic success and was even more special given that it was our tenth year of running the event.
“Our aim every year is to create a platform where those living with an acquired brain injury, along with their carers and families, are able to attend a variety of informative sessions they can relate to.
“Digby Brown is proud to run this event knowing the help it provides and I would like to say a massive thank you to all our presenters who gave up their time to join us yesterday – we really hope that even in this different format our attendees enjoyed the day.”
You can still watch this year’s event through our events page as well as seeing a list of those who exhibited at the event.