Head Injury Information Days 2013

Family on the couch

Digby Brown have been helping people who have sustained a brain injury, and their families, for many years. We are committed to helping people through every stage of their recovery and work with a number of organisations across Scotland who provide invaluable advice and support.

Since 2011, Digby Brown have sponsored Head Injury Information Days, a free one-day event bringing together organisations from the Brain Injury Network Group (BING) who support people with brain injuries and their families in the West of Scotland and further afield.

Twenty two organisations from third sector groups to local authorities, care providers and sports organisations were represented at last year’s event, with more expected to attend this year. The event was attended by several hundred people. The day is run by BING members and volunteers, led by Kathleen McMonagle, Client Support Manager and Head of our Welfare Rights team.

Following the success of Head Injury Information Day in Glasgow over the last two years, the inaugural Highland Head Information Day is being held in Inverness.

Details of the two events are below.

Head Injury Information Day – Inverness
Tuesday 14th May 2013: 11am to 2pm, Eden Court, Bishop's Rd Inverness IV3 5SA

Head Injury Information Day – Glasgow
Thursday 16th May 2013: 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm, Grand Central Hotel (next to Central Station), 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF

Kathleen McMonagle said “Brain injury is often described as a ‘hidden disability’ which is often misunderstood and does not always get the attention it merits.  There are lots of resources and organisations who can help and Head Injury Information Day is a chance for anyone with an interest in the area to come and find out more.  I’m delighted that, following the success of the Glasgow event over the last two years, we’ve been able to organise the first Highland Head Injury Information Day.”

Please see below for feedback on last year’s Head Injury Information Day;

“The head info day was really fantastic, it was so well represented and really well organised. Found the presentations I sat through very interesting as well. The service users we brought along with us found it extremely informative. Was nice to see a few old faces of previous service users too!”

“It’s great that Digby Brown support head injury in the way you do.”

“Thanks again for Wednesday, my clients really enjoyed it and were all very impressed with all the exhibits on offer.”

“Everyone from Digby Brown made sure the day, especially the presentations, ran smoothly.  It was a fantastic day and everyone appeared to enjoy it.  Thank you again.”

“Great day, brilliant for networking and sharing ideas and issues; very worthwhile event and great for the future; well done”