Action for Brain Injury Week 2012

Headway, the brain injury charity, is promoting Action for Brain Injury Week from the 14th – 20th May. Acquired Brain Injury is becoming recognised as a growing problem: brain injuries often leave no external evidence, the symptoms of a brain injury may be hidden, and as a result they are often mis-diagnosed or not picked up on at all.

In order to raise awareness of Acquired Brain Injury, there are a number of events taking place in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area:

Headway Glasgow are holding a Head Injury Information Day on Wednesday 16th at the Central Hotel in Glasgow, between 1 and 3:30pm. Contact Headway Glasgow on 0141 332 8877, or email

Ceartas Advocacy and the ABI Café are holding an Acquired Brain Injury Seminar on Thursday 17th at McGregor House in Kirkintilloch, between 2 and 4pm. Contact Pam Thomson on 0141 775 0433, or email

Helen Moran, the Chair of the Brain Injury Awareness Campaign, will be out and about during the week, raising awareness and raising funds for the campaign, and she will be doing the whole thing in her pyjamas. Why pyjamas? Mindwaves hopes to catch up with her for an interview during the week, possibly at the fashion show she is modelling at. Pyjamas and a cycle crash helmet, apparently – we can hardly wait!

Story by Roy.

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