BRAINFest 2017

BRAINFest generated an enthusiastic audience over the weekend, importantly providing the HTC an opportunity to launch RHITE, thanks to those who took the time to tell their stories on brain injury, their recovery, interest or expertise.

Many contributed their knowledge, skillset and curiosity in dynamic exciting ways, specifically those we shared our space with on Brain Monitoring, and much more in the Spectacular Showcase Cambridge Neuroscience brought to inspire.

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Thank you very much to James Piercy who generously shared his recovery pathway, he encouraged a diverse audience to contribute to the Brain Injury HTC conversation. Thank you to Andrew Bateman for representing The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Linda Atterton from BrainCurve for their time and knowledge shared. To support self-management of mood difficulties Andrew Bateman from Cambridge Neuroscience, and the NHS CPFT have endorsed an online platform called “silvercloud” as a safe and secure online space offering personalised wellbeing programmes, although not yet tested systematically or adapted for those living with mood or emotion difficulties after brain injury. We are exploring the potential of such a system to help for those either on a waiting list or as an adjunct to support individuals between therapy sessions. One strength of the system is there is always a clinician in the background. You can find out more from your GP, in Cambridgeshire the wellbeing service website, http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/services/pws/psychological-wellbeing-service.htm or local charities such as Headway who can advise how to be referred for access to support like this.