Headway Devon held its popular annual conference and exhibition, The Cost of Brain Injury, on 14th October with the kind support of Irwin Mitchell. Over 60 Brain injury professionals and charity workers from across the South West attended the day at Exeter’s Sandy Park Conference Centre. As always, the conference offered a stage for speakers [...]
Our 2011 conference takes place at Sandy Park on the 14th October. For more details, click here.
The first day of a two-day course designed to give an overview of acquired brain injury for anyone working with people with acquired brain injuries. This participative workshop has been designed for professionals who need a better understanding and awareness of the problems and needs of adults with acquired brain injuries. Acquired brain injury can [...]
The second day of a two-day course designed to give an overview of acquired brain injury for anyone working with people with acquired brain injuries. This day looks in more detail at the consequences of acquired brain injury and the challenges they present to people’s social, family and working lives, building on topics discussed during [...]
Causes Acquired brain injuries can come about as a result of many things, below we have listed some of the more common: Head injury, e.g. through road traffic accidents, falls and assaults Stroke Tumour Aneurysm Hypoxia or anoxia (too little oxygen) Toxic damage Virus or infection (e.g. meningitis and encephalitis) Neurological disease Effects The [...]
These modules complement the disability awareness days to form a full programme of training in all aspects of working with people who have an acquired brain injury. All Headway Devon staff are expected to complete this programme. These sessions look at specific issues and examine them in more detail, allowing learners the opportunity to evaluate [...]