Head Injury Information Day to be held in Edinburgh for first time

Head Injury Information Day (HIID) - Edinburgh

Head Injury Information Days are free one-day events which bring together people living with brain injuries, families and carers and the wide range of organisations who can provide support. 

Digby Brown are proud supporters of Head Injury Information Days and we are delighted that next month will see the event held in Edinburgh for the very first time.

Head Injury Information Day in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Head Injury Information Day 2017 takes place on Wednesday 17th May at the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor (5-21 Grosvenor Street, EH12 5EF) from 9am to 3.30pm.

This is a free event and open to anyone who wishes to come along.

Exhibitors and presentations on the day

A wide range of exhibitors have confirmed their attendance, including charities and organisations working to support people living with acquired brain injuries in Edinburgh and the Lothians. 

The day will also feature presentations from leading professionals in the field, with topics including Concussion, CTE and Dementia, Relationships after a Brain Injury and Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System in Scotland. 

Previous Head Injury Information Days have been held in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dumfries and they have been attended by thousands of people. 

See the full programme for the first Edinburgh Head Injury Information Day 2017.

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Head Injury Information Day Edinburgh 2017 Programme

“I hope individuals and families affected by brain injury will come along and benefit from the day”

Kathleen McMonagle, Digby Brown’s Corporate Social Responsbility Manager and an organiser of the event, is encouraging anyone locally who is affected by brain injury to attend.

"I’m delighted Head Injury Information Day is being held in Edinburgh for the first time.

“Brain injuries are sometimes called a ‘hidden disability’ but for people affected by an acquired brain injury and their families, the reality is far from hidden. 

“In feedback from other Head Injury Information Days we’ve often heard “I wish I knew this support was here earlier’.  No-one has to deal with a brain injury alone; there is a huge amount of local support available from organisations in Edinburgh.   

“We are delighted to be supporting this important event. I hope individuals and families affected by brain injury will come along and benefit from the day. I would really encourage anyone with an interest in this area to attend.”