Over 200 sign up for Head Injury Information Day 2021

Virtual HIID event 2021

The annual event – successfully hosted online for the second year – brought together acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors, their families and healthcare professionals for knowledge sharing and networking – and this year 222 individuals signed up.

This year’s sessions included:

  • Duncan Boak, Fifth Sense – My experience of smell loss following brain injury and the work of Fifth Sense
  • Professor Carl Philpott, Norwich Medical School at UEA – How common is smell loss?
  • Sian Riley, Red Pepper Nutrition – Importance of nutrition in ABI rehabilitation
  • Dr Sarah Gillanders, Clinical Neuropsychologist – Interactive well-being session
  • Dr Lisa Cameron SNP MP – Update on work of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for both Disability and Health
  • Jacqueline Lange, Digby Brown – Tips on the benefits appeal system
  • Lynn Grayson, NHS Lanarkshire Community Brain Team – Supporting the person following brain injury and their family in the community
  • Jamie Bruce, Visibility Scotland & Aris Malapaschas – Everyday digital aids and equipment

Attendees were also treated to a mindfulness session hosted by Susie Hooper from Pause & Breathe CIC.

Chris Stewart, Head of the Serious Injury team said: “Digby Brown is proud to host this annual event which allows those living with an acquired brain injury and their families and carers to join a variety of sessions that are relevant to them.

“I’d like to thank all of this year’s presenters for giving up their time to join us, I’m sure that our attendees found the sessions incredibly useful.”

All of the presentations are now available to watch on the HIID Website, along with the profiles from last week’s speakers.