Glasgow Head Injury Information Day tops last year

Head Injury Information Day (HIID) - Glasgow

This year’s Head Injury Information Day in Glasgow proved to be the biggest and best yet with 38 exhibitors and over 400 people coming along to the DoubleTree Hotel on Wednesday 22nd May.

The exhibition room at Glasgow Head Injury Information Day (HiiD) 2019

Exhibitors came from across the Glasgow area to share information about the support they can offer someone with a brain injury and included Child Brain Injury Trust, Headway Glasgow, NHS Lanarkshire Community Brain Injury Team, Quarriers Renfrewshire Head Injury Service and Visibility.

These Head Injury Information Days are the only events of their kind in Scotland, offering vital information about the support available locally for people with a head injury and their families.

People with a brain injury can often feel isolated and they don’t know where to turn to for help. We hope these events can help bridge this gap as no one needs to go through this alone - there is help available.

This year’s theme was ‘Vision and Breakthroughs’, featuring presentations from leading professionals in the field including Professor Tom McMillan who discussed head injury and the criminal justice system and Professor Madeleine Grealy who spoke about how exercise changes your brain.

Presentation by Professor Tom McMillan at Glasgow Head Injury Information Day (HiiD) 2019

Chris Stewart, Partner within the Serious Injury team at Digby Brown, discussed a wide angle view of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the ripple effect for family, friends, work, spouses and children.

Lisa Ross brain injury survivor presenting at Glasgow HiiD 2019

Lisa Ross, ABI Survivor and Peer Support Development Worker from Momentum Scotland, also spoke about her experience offering a unique insight into the impact of brain injuries after her incredible recovery was highlighted in the national media including the Daily Record and The Scotsman.

If you would like to look at the presentations from the Glasgow event, please visit the HiiD website.

Kirsten Smith, CSR Manager, said: “We are delighted to have welcomed even more people to our ninth Head Injury Information Day in Glasgow during Action for Brain Injury Week.The aim of the event is to increase awareness of brain injury and its impacts by inviting attendees to hear from experts in the field and meet with some of the fantastic services available to support so it is fantastic that so many people came along on the day."

Upcoming Head Injury Information Day in Edinburgh

Our next Head Injury Information Day is taking place in Edinburgh next week on Wednesday 29th May.

Find out more about our Head Injury Information Days or visit our Head Injury Information Directory to find local services in your area.