Head Injury Information Day returns to Glasgow and Edinburgh this May
Head Injury Information Days – major annual events bringing together people living with brain injuries, their families, friends and carers alongside charities and support groups working in the local area - are coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh once again this May.
Both Head Injury Information Days are organised and run by Digby Brown. Our Glasgow event is supported by the Brain Injury Network Group in Glasgow - an informal network of organisations who work with people with acquired brain injury and the Edinburgh event is supported by the local brain injury community.
Why come along?
It is a completely free event and open to everyone. It is a fantastic opportunity to speak with others living with a brain injury, their families and carers, learn more about the support available in the local area and hear from professionals working in the field of brain injury.
Over 25 local exhibitors providing support and help to those with a brain injury
We have thirty-eight local organisations exhibiting at our Glasgow HiiD, and twenty-nine at Edinburgh HiiD. They will provide free information on the support they can deliver locally on a range of medical, legal and welfare issues to individuals and families affected by acquired brain injury.
Presentations from leading experts in brain injury
Both Head Injury Information Days will also feature presentations from leading professionals working in the field as well as looking at life as an ABI survivor.
Glasgow and West Central Scotland Head Injury Information Day 2019
This is the ninth year the event has been held in Glasgow attracting thousands of people from across the West of Scotland.
This year, the Glasgow and West Central Scotland Head Injury Information Day (HIID) will be held in the city’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Cambridge Street on Wednesday 22nd May 2019, running from 9.00am to 3.30pm, and will be focusing on the theme ‘Vision and Breakthroughs’.
You can also head along to presentations about how exercise changes your brain, looking into an accessible future with rehabilitation and hearing first hand from an ABI survivor, plus much more.
Find the full list of exhibitors and speakers within our 2019 Glasgow Head Injury Information Day programme.
Edinburgh & Lothians Head Injury Information Day 2019
This is now the third year that we have held a Head Injury Information Day in Edinburgh and the Lothians, and this year the theme is ‘Overcoming Obstacles’.
The day itself will be held at the capital’s Sheraton Grand Hotel at 1 Festival Square on Wednesday 29th May 2019 and will run from 9.00am until 3.30pm.
You have the opportunity to hear from speakers about overcoming behavioural problems, discussing the issues in claiming Personal Independence Payment (PiP) and hearing about the day in a life of an ABI survivor – to name just a few.
Find the full list of exhibitors and speakers within our 2019 Edinburgh Head Injury Information Day programme.
"I would really encourage individuals and families living with a brain injury to come along.”
Kirsten Smith, Digby Brown’s CSR Manager and organiser of Head Injury Information Days, is encouraging anyone affected by a brain injury or working in this field to attend. Kirsten said:
“Brain injuries are often called a ‘hidden disability’, but for those affected by an acquired brain injury and their families, the reality is far from hidden. Fortunately, no one has to deal with a brain injury alone - there is a vast amount of support available locally from organisations throughout Scotland.
“The Head Injury Information Days have helped thousands of people find help, support and advice, and this year’s event is looking like it will be our biggest one yet.
“The day is completely free for anyone to attend, and I would really encourage individuals and families living with a brain injury to come along.”