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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Training

Edinburgh Headway Group is committed to raising and promoting awareness of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) across Edinburgh and the Lothians; helping people to understand the effects of ABI and explore coping strategies.

There were approximately 956 ABI admissions per day to UK hospitals in 2013-14 – that is approximately one every 90 seconds*.  However, this does not accurately reflect the number of people living with the effects of Acquired Brain Injury.

 Edinburgh Headway Group provides Acquired Brain Injury Awareness Training which is relevant for Volunteers, Carers, Support Workers, Professionals dealing with an individual with ABI (ie lecturers, tutors) and family members.

The training session lasts approx. 3 hours and covers the following:                                            

  • Basic Brain anatomy and physiology

  • Consequences of Brain Injury

  • Coping strategies

  • Empathy exercises (an interactive opportunity to experience some of the effects of ABI)


    Questions are invited throughout the training and we will try to answer specific queries within the training; we will also direct to the appropriate fact sheets and sources of support if necessary.


    Testimonials from previous courses:

     “It helped me understand my husband’s brain injury”

     “I feel more comfortable knowing I can help and support them better” 

    “I can definitely understand and relate more to those who have ABI. Great, clear information”

     “Very useful to understand symptoms and behaviours of ABI population” 

    “The empathy exercises were a fantastic way to illustrate and consolidate the information we have learnt today”

     “So interesting, so detailed, so helpful”


    We can train up to 12 people per session and can deliver training in your workplace or at our premises in the grounds of the Astley Ainslie Hospital. We can deliver training throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.

    To enquire about prices, or to book  or discuss tailoring training to your requirements, please contact us on 0131 537 9116 or at office@edinburghheadway.org.uk


    *ABI: The numbers behind the hidden disability, A report by Headway, May 2015



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