Invitation: ABIL Conference – 6th of June 2017 – London

ABIL Conference
Date: Tuesday 6 June 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Irwin Mitchell Office
40 Holborn Viaduct
London EC1N 2PZ

Dear Guest

You are invited to the ABIL Conference on ‘Concussion with focus on Sport’ on Tuesday 6 June 2017 with registration from 1.30pm.

For an overview of the session, please see our programme.

You may be interested in taking part in the following research:

Louise Warren and Sonja Soeterik are studying professionals experiences of clients use of social media after brain injuries. They would like to invite ABIL members to participate in this brief (max 5 minutes) online survey.
If you would like to do so please click the following link:

If you would like to secure your place, please RSVP to:
Karolina Formella
by Friday 26 May 2017
Kind Regards

Tony Hart
Chair of ABIL

May Group Meetings

Balham Day Group Meeting

Tuesday 2nd May, 10-11:30am
Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Road, London SW12 8QY

I will be focussing on Brain Injury Awareness Week’s theme – A New Me. We will listen to a Podcast – the first in a series “Life after Brain Injury”. We will discuss what “A New Me” might mean to you.

We look forward to seeing as many of you who can make it!

Wimbledon Group Meeting

Tuesday 9th May, 7:30-9pm
Drake House, St Georges Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4ED

May’s Wimbledon meeting will be focused on yoga; the benefits and challenges after a brain injury.
An outside speaker Alex Jones who is a qualified Yoga instructor and Neurological OT has combined her skills and knowledge in both areas to provide bespoke classes to teach yoga to those following brain injury.

Croydon Group Meeting

Wednesday 17th May, 7:30-9pm
Harris Academy Purley, Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon CR2 6DT

An Evening of Music and Singing – Tony Hart and Mark Jiggins from QEF-Neuro-Rehabilitation Services will be taking requests and performing favourite songs. Join in as much or as little as you like.

Richmond Group Meeting

Thursday 25th May, 7:30-9pm
Moore Blatch Solicitors, 2 The Green, Richmond, London TW9 1PL

Communication challenges in brain injury. The mystery of words.

May Social – Allotments Plant Sale

13th May, 10am to 3pm
Martin Way Allotments

For this month’s social we will be attending the Martin Way Allotments plant sale.  There will be tea and cake, gardening advice and plants to buy.
See more about the day

Sue will be meeting people at Drake House at 10am to catch the bus to the allotments. Chris will do a second collection from Drake House at 12:30pm. If you prefer to go straight to the allotments, you can meet us there from 10:15am onwards. Directions to the allotment

It would be great if lots of our members could come along to support us, meet other allotmenters and have a chat with tea and cake.

If you are planning to meet us at Drake House, please let us know by emailing

Look forward to seeing you there!

Yoga Links from Richmond’s March Group

Alex Jones, the speaker for our March Richmond group, has sent through the following links which might be useful:

More articles about the positives of yoga and meditation yoga: