Online seminar: Evolution Through Lockdown?

Thursday 3rd June 2021 – 12.00pm

This seminar will explore how two local Headway Groups have evolved their service provision during the pandemic to include digital output.  The seminar promises to be a fascinating insight into their journey including interviews with service users and will be approximately 45 minutes long.

To take part in this seminar please who will provide you with the link to join the seminar via Zoom

Webinar: ‘It’s okay to not feel okay’

Further to last week’s webinar organised by ABI London (ABIL), there is another event at 11am this Monday (8th June).

‘It’s okay to not feel okay’; 

implications and ideas for supporting staff working with people living with brain injury during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr Jenny Brooks, Clinical Psychologist, and I will describe different psychological reactions that may be experienced by brain injury staff, or indeed anyone, in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and some relevant coping suggestions.

To register with the sponsors, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, please use this link Supporting staff working with people with brain injury during coronavirus    

Or visit the Irwin Mitchell website and their Coronavirus webinars page

Further to some slight technical hitches with the previous webinar, on Monday 8th with an hour or so to go before the event, you should be sent a Microsoft Teams Meeting link via your e-mail to use to gain entry. 

Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum Conference

The Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum are pleased be holding this conference entitled:

Brain Injury – How does it feel? drama, music & lived experience

Thursday 14th May 2020 – Postponed

Kettering Conference Centre

Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB

Please see the conference programme below and book using the forms in this post.

Save the date!!

The Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury forum are excited to announce their conference date for next year.

The Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum (ABIF) will be holding their annual conference on Thursday 14th May 2020 at the Kettering Conference Centre. 

“Brain Injury – How Does It Feel?”
drama, music and lived experience

The full programme will be announced very soon. 

Speakers already confirmed:

> Professor Nick Alderman, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
> Dr Adrian Coxell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Delegate & exhibition bookings will be taken very soon – 

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury was launched on 28th November 2017. The purpose of this group is to raise awareness of ABI, give a voice to those not normally heard and be central point where key issues regards living with brain injury are discussed.

This document outlines the APPG objectives and purpose.

The group has done some great work to date and produced the following “Time For Change” report based on recommendations by experts in brain injury.

For more information please go to the UKABIF website here

Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum Conference 2019

‘Life After Brain Injury’

This one day conference explored ‘living life after brain injury’.  A host of speakers included a survivor’s story and professionals with extensive experience in their field of expertise. Topics included:  Working After Brain Injury, Driving After Brain Injury, Social Benefits and Bringing Together Younger People with an ABI.

Take a look at the presentations from the day here

“Advance Decisions ?…? What does it mean for treating / supporting your brain injured client”

We are pleased to announce out latest event :

“Advance Decisions ?…? What does it mean for treating / supporting your brain injured client”

Tuesday 20thNovember 2018 at 2.00 pm to book your place please email:


The seminar will cover the following topics:
  • What is an Advance Decision and how to make one
  • What are Advance Statements and Lasting Power of Attorney and how they can complement Advance Decisions (and might sometimes be a better – or only possible – option)
  • The legal standing of Advance Statements, Advance Decisions and Lasting Power of Attorney
  • How to support people in making Advance Decisions (and Advance Statements and LPAs)
  • What to do if you are handed a purported Advance Decision by someone (a) in advance of them losing capacity; and (b) on behalf of someone who has already lost capacity.
  • How to know if an Advance Decision is valid and applicable
  • Ethical dilemmas associated with Advance Decisions (e.g. when you don’t think the advance decision is in the person’s best interests; when family members disagree with the decisions the person has made; when you have conscientious objections to the course of action required by the Advance Decision; when the person making the advance decision expresses an intention to kill themselves and is refusing, in advance, medical intervention designed to ‘rescue’ them)
The seminar will be taught by:
Professor Sue Wilkinson (University of York) and Professor Celia Kitzinger (Cardiff University) who have carried out a great deal of research into end of life decision making and frequently run workshops for members of the public and provide teaching and learning opportunities for a wide range of professionals.  They also jointly run the charity Advance Decisions Assistance ( and have personally supported around 300 people to write Advance Decisions.  Celia is also co-Director of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre at Cardiff University (  They can be contacted via:

Using everyday apps to assist rehabilitation and life after brain injury – copy of presentation

Thanks to everyone who attended our seminar yesterday, “Using everyday apps to assist rehabilitation and life after brain injury”.

The presenters have kindly provided their slides with links to able attendees to access resources shared.

ABIF – Using everyday apps seminar

The presentation was well attended and well received by all.

Thank you Michaela and Heather for a fascinating presentation.


Using everyday Apps to Assist Rehabilitation and Life After Brain Injury

Free Seminar

“Using everyday Apps to Assist Rehabilitation and Life After Brain Injury”

 Thursday 14th June 2018
3:00-4:30pm (Coffee at 2:45pm)

Demonstration & Case Study by
Michaela Emm-Evans, Speech & Language Therapist & Heather Bushell, Occupational Therapist

Venue: The Kemsley Unit
St Andrew’s Hospital
Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5DG

To book your place at this event please contact


Movement Disorder after brain injury

Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum Present:

   “Movement Disorders after Brain Injury”

(treatments and support strategies)

          Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 5.30 pm

Including a presentation from Richard Welch of Remotion Limited on the Mollii suit.

The Sunley Conference Centre

Boughton Green Road

Northampton NN2 7AL


Tea and coffee provided: Doors open from 5 pm

To make a booking, please Email: