‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know?’ - Brain Injury and Its Complex Partners
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‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know?’ - Brain Injury and Its Complex Partners

When: 16/09/2019
9:30 - 16:00
Where: The Studio
51 Level Street
Manchester M1 1FN
Contact: 07501483989

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In 2010 the Brain Injury Social Work Group identified the need to consider the experience of those people with acquired brain injury who also had other complex issues. The conference held that year explored many areas and has served as a reference since that time.

Having navigated changes in health and social care, the Mental Capacity Act, The Care Act and many other reforms, we plan to revisit these issues to explore which, if any, have been resolved, ameliorated or compounded.

The day will include discussion of case studies examining co-existing conditions including substance abuse, alcoholism, homelessness, domestic violence and mental health issues.

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Community Transitions after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: When Health and Social Care Needs Clash

Dr Gemma Hague, Psychologist and Clinical Lead, TRU will co-present this session with a service user from the Transitional Rehabilitation Unit

  • Alcohol, Brain Injury and Homelessness 

Dr Steven Weatherhead Senior Academic and Clinical Tutor/HCPC registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist University of Liverpool

  • Psychosis and Brain Injury “When Two Worlds Collide”

Dr Czarina Kirk, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist/Clinical Lead Guild Lodge Secure ABI Service, Specialist Services Network Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

  • Domestic Violence and Acquired Brain Injury: A Study of a Female Prison Population

Dr Ivan Pitman and Dr Rachael McNulty, The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust

  • The Greater Manchester Neuro-rehabilitation Operational Delivery Network (ODN) – what this means for health practitioners and those working in social care

Ashleigh Knowles, Community Clinical Lead for the Neuro-Rehab ODN,Clinical Lead, Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Community Neuro-Rehabilitation Service

Susan Gill, Team Lead & Specialist Social Worker Community Stroke & Neuro-rehabilitation Team

  • Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll 

Case Studies presented by Deirdre Healy, Partner, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors/Jonathan Betts, Partner, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Booking Information

There are fully funded free places for statutory social workers and reduced rates for BISWG members.

Statutory Social Workers £FREE (preference is given to those who are members of BISWG – membership is £21 per annum)

Members early bird £85 until 1 August 2019

Non Members early bird £125 until 1 August

Members standard rate £99

Non Members standard rate £150


APIL accreditation applied for

Attendance at this day can be used for HCPC


An exhibition will run alongside this event – please email info@biswg.co.uk for details


The conference will run from 9.30am – 4.00pm. Full refreshments are provided – please provide dietary requirements in advance

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