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Workshops Announced For People With An Acquired Brain Injury In Mayo

20 August 2010

Friday, 20th August 2010: Are you a person with a brain injury? Perhaps you know someone whose life has changed as a result of a fall, stroke, road traffic accident, viral infection, tumour or other brain injury?

 

Quest Brain Injury Services are currently seeking participants from throughout Mayo and surrounding areas for a free rehabilitative training and educational workshop specifically designed for people with an acquired brain injury. The next workshop will begin this September and will run every Tuesday from 10am until 3pm in the Mosaic Centre, Castlebar. Quest Brain Injury Services is part of National Learning Network, Rehab’s training and employment division

 

It is estimated that as many as 10,000 people in Ireland experience an acquired brain injury each year. Any of us can, in a split second, find our lives drastically changed by this ‘silent epidemic’. People with a brain injury can experience a wide range of life-altering consequences including lose of co-ordination, poor memory, diminished planning and organisational skills, as well as difficulties in communication and concentration. It’s no surprise that it can be a frightening or worrying time for those who experience a brain injury, and for their family and friends.

 

The new Quest Brain Injury Services workshop focuses on providing practical and social supports to people with an acquired brain injury in the Mayo region - building their capacity for independence and giving them the opportunity to rebuild their lives and potentially to secure employment. Training modules include brain injury awareness and management, personal and social skills, information technology and job-seeking skills.

 

If you would like to register for the course, please contact Quest Brain Injury Services on 091 778850 or email quest@nln.ie

 

 

Further information

 

Brian Heffernan, Quest Brain Injury Services, tel: 091 778850

Dara Duffy, Rehab, tel: 01 205 7268

 

 

Notes for Editors

Quest Brian Injury Services is a specialised service for people with an Acquired Brain Injury in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. The service is provided by National Learning Network, Rehab’s training and employment division, and funded by the Health Service Executive. The ground-breaking programme helps individuals and their families in rebuilding lives following a brain injury. Quest’s continuum of services focuses on providing practical and social supports to people with an acquired brain injury - building their capacity for independence and giving them the opportunity to rebuild their lives and potentially to secure employment.