Another successful Head Injury Information Day in Edinburgh

Head Injury Information Day (HIID) - Edinburgh

Following on from the success of the first Edinburgh Head Injury Information Day last year, this year’s event took place on Wednesday 23rd of May 2018.

We were delighted to see over 200 people come along to learn more about brain injury and the support available to those with an acquired brain injury (ABI).

Exhibitors at the Head Injury Information Day in Edinburgh


With over 20 exhibitors at this year’s event including Edinburgh Headway, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, Case Management Services, Compass Brain Injury Specialists, Complex Injury Network Scotland and Scottish Nursing Guild. All of the exhibitors were there to share information about the services and support available to someone following a serious brain injury.

There were a number of presentations throughout the day which were incredibly popular with attendees.

Presentation at the Edinburgh Head Injury Information Day


Making a difference Michelle Keenan – Chief Executive Officer, Edinburgh Headway Group

Why Scotland can’t afford its current approach to rehabilitation Dr Alan Carson – Consultant and Reader in Neuropsychiatry, NHS Lothian and University of Edinburgh

‘I am not the person I used to be’: The impact of head injury on sense of self and strategies for living well with change Dr Sarah Gillanders – Clinical Neuropsychologist, Case Management Services Ltd

An introduction to cerebral visual impairment due to brain injury Professor John Ravenscroft – Chair of Childhood Visual Impairment, Head of the Scottish Sensory Centre, The University of Edinburgh

Concussion in sport Chris Stewart – Partner, Digby Brown Solicitors

Walking Football: An alternative to the beautiful game Gary McLaughlin – Chairman, Walking

Leisure: Finding your flow Paula Gribben and Gillian Munday – Occupational Therapists, Murdostoun Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre

The Carers (Scotland) Act and what it means for carers and patients Heather Noller – Policy and Parliamentary Officer, Carers Trust Scotland

Chris Stewart, Digby Brown Partner, discusses concussion in sport at Edinburgh Head Injury Information Day


To view the presentations from the Edinburgh event or for more information about our Head Injury Information Days please visit Head Injury Information Directory website.