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Understanding mental health, brain injury, and the grey matter in-between

Health professionals from across the country will gather at York House in the city of York, this Friday to share knowledge and gain a greater understanding of brain injury and mental health in a special conference organised by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

Six speakers will take to the stage at the one-day conference, including a Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Speech and Language Therapist and Minster Law Personal Injury Solicitor David Sears.

Topics covered during the free-to-attend event, which is supported by Minster Law, will include unrecognised and untreated brain injury disorders, complex presentations in TBI and how therapeutic gardening could improve daily functioning in those living with brain injury. David Sears, who specialises in catastrophic injury claims, will also aim to explain the role of a personal injury solicitor and clarify the claims process, which is often misunderstood.

Brain injury remains one of Minster Law’s specialist areas, and as well as having access to some of the best medical experts in the field, Minster Law is a proactive and passionate campaigner for greater awareness of all types of brain injuries. Over the past year, the company has hosted a number of events aimed at brain injury awareness, including Concussion in Sport Today and Brain Injury: The Unseen and Unknown, which were held at York St. John University and the University of York respectively.

Speaking ahead of the event, David Sears said: “Claims are often challenging and seeing a case through to a successful conclusion requires hard work and determination – there is no set way to tell how long a claim will take to settle. Some large cases, often those which involve catastrophic brain injury, can take years rather than weeks to be concluded so I’m keen to explain more about my role as a personal injury solicitor and demystify the claims process at Friday’s event at York House.”

York House is a specialist neurobehavioural assessment and post-acute rehabilitation hospital for people with a non-progressive acquired brain injury. It forms part of the nationwide network of specialist rehabilitation centres provided by BIRT.

The event entitled: Mental health, brain injury, and the grey matter in-between takes place on Friday 16th October. To book your place please contact Josie Gallimore on 01904 412666 or email Josie.Gallimore@thedtgroup.org