Acquired Brain Injury Self-Management Course

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Interest is growing in the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Self-Management Course that Ceartas and Headway Glasgow are running starting in August.

Self-management supports and encourages people to take control of their condition, to find the information and support that they need to live their lives the way they want to. Self-management is not about the person doing everything for their self, it is about them making the choices about their own care and support so that others can help them to live the lifestyles that they choose.

In order to kick-start that self-management process for people with long-term conditions, training and support is being made available to them. That is why Ceartas, in partnership with Headway Glasgow, are offering this Self-Management Course for people with an Acquired Brain Injury.

Ceartas Involvement Worker Pam Thomson said, “The course will be running over six weeks, starting in early August, and it encourages people to ask ‘Are you the boss of your brain injury? You can be!’

“The course will look at ways to understand your brain injury, how you can feel better about yourself, how you can manage your health and get the best from your services, and how to make changes to improve your life.

“The course will be held at Ceartas’ offices in Kirkintilloch, and we will be working closely with Headway, the brain injury charity, to deliver it. The course is open to anyone in East Dunbartonshire who has an Acquired Brain Injury, and the best bit is that it is free of charge!”

If you are interested in taking part, you can contact Pam Thomson on 0141 775 0433 or pthomson@ceartas.org.uk.

Author:

Information Worker at Ceartas Advocacy