Training course to explore 'hidden' aspects of brain injury

Training course to explore ‘hidden’ aspects of brain injury

Having a brain injury can leave people incredibly vulnerable; not simply due to the physical nature of their injury but because brain injury remains largely ‘hidden’.

Consider for a moment that somebody you are supporting has a brain injury. They understand the dangers of crossing a road and can even explain this to you, but when they are out, they step directly into oncoming traffic.

Or perhaps, they were once mild mannered, but now really struggle with handling their emotions and it’s having an impact on their relationships with family and friends.

As a carer or a professional supporting that person, how can you recognise and manage the ‘hidden’ symptoms of brain injury and support them in their recovery?

Understanding Brain Injury training

Headway Essex’s one-day Understanding Brain Injury training course is delivered by Steve Shears MSc, who is a highly experienced trainer and psychotherapist specialising in acquired brain injury. During the training, delegates are given the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the nature of acquired brain injury (ABI) and why it is sometimes called a ‘hidden disability’
  • Gain a greater understanding of cognitive, psychological, behavioural and physical aspects of brain injury and be able to apply this new found knowledge to service users.
  • Draw on real-life examples and how to adapt their support to help someone living with ABI
  • Understand the wider impact of ABI on relationships
  • Become familiar with using the Brain Injury Needs Indicator (BINI) used when making social care assessments
  • Become better informed of the local resources available

About the course

The course will take place on Thursday 25 October 2018 (10am – 4pm) at Birkett Long offices in Colchester, Essex.

The cost is £75 per delegate, which includes a light lunch and refreshments.

To find out more and book a place, visit  or call 01206 547616 for more information.

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