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15 Nov


The Mermaid, London


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Only the Brave: Demystifying Brain Injury Alongside Mental Health, Substance Use, Self-harm & Suicide

BABICM’s latest event tackles the reality of case management – the cases that feature a dual or a complex diagnosis.

We are delighted to welcome a variety of professionals to this event, supported by Royds Withy King, to explore the variety of complex and dual diagnosis issues, how to manage them effectively and how overcome the challenge they present to case managers and others – ensuring our delegates are confident to be ‘brave’ and accept complex clients.


As ever, we have invited a prestigious pool of professionals to share their incredible expertise and knowledge with you, including some valuable and relevant tips to use in daily practice. We are delighted to boast an enviable list of medical, care, research and case management specialists for this event, with profiles on view below. Please scroll down for our programme. 

  • Dr Johanna Herrod, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, with  a special interest in brain injury rehabilitation.

Dr Johanna Herrod has a strong academic background with a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University and experience in research psychiatry. Dr Johanna Herrod completed Psychiatry training in Cambridge specialising in Liaison and Neuropsychiatry.

She has been a Consultant since 2000 and has worked in the NHS as Specialty Lead Consultant in Neuropsychiatry at The Burden Unit, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.

The Burden Unit for Neuropsychiatry is a specialist centre for Complex Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Sleep Disorders and Medically Unexplained Symptoms including Pain Disorders.

  • Janet McClean, an occupational therapist with wide clinical experience in rehabilitation.

After working as an occupational therapist in both inpatient and community settings with adults with physical, cognitive and mental health difficulties, Janet has been a case manager with Westcountry Case Management for she turned to case management with Westcountry Case Management for over 16 years, where she manages complex individuals with acquired brain injury and mental health difficulties.

  • Dr Bruce Moore, Medical Director and Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Habitat Health Group

Dr Moore provides consultant care primarily for patients with stroke and brain injury, focusing on optimising outcomes for patients through the use of evidence based and innovative medical intervention.

  • Dr Howard Jackson, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Transitional Rehabilitation Unit

Dr Jackson is Founder and Clinical Director of the Transitional Rehabilitation Unit, established in 1992 and is responsible for assessment, admission, clinical training and all aspects of rehabilitation for brain injured clients.

  •  Dr Daniel Ghossain, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NPSych Rehab Ltd

Dr Ghossain specialisms include: cognitive rehabilitation following acquired brain injury, particularly in a medicolegal context; neuropsychological assessment and treatment, particularly in the areas of emotional and social adjustment, cognitive difficulties, post-traumatic stress, sleep and challenging behaviour; capacity assessments; the treatment of functional disorders; the psychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with mood and behaviour difficulties; and the psychological treatment of adults with mood difficulties.

  • Maria Meek, Senior Associate, Court of Protection & Compensation Trusts, Royds Withy King

Maria is a senior associate who specialises in Court of Protection and Compensation Protection Trusts. She has extensive experience working with clients who have cerebral palsy, brain and spinal cord injuries as well as those with learning difficulties, mental health issues or dementia.

  • Stuart Brazington, Partner, specialising in brain and catastrophic injuries, Royds Withy King

Stuart is a partner who specialises in brain and catastrophic injuries and leads the firm’s Brain Injury team, which helps clients who have been catastrophically injured and who have multi-million pound claims. Stuart is also the regional lead partner for the firm’s Bath offices.


08:30 – 09:15 Registration, Refreshments & Networking
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome & Introduction Nathan Tavares QC
09:30 – 10:15 Dual Diagnosis Dr Daniel Ghossain


10:15 – 11:00 Mental Health & Brain Injury Dr Johanna Herrod
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshment Break & Networking
11:30 – 12:15 Drugs, Alcohol & Brain Injury Dr Howard Jackson
12:15 – 12:30 Q & A Session With Our Speaker Panel Dr Daniel Ghossain

Dr Johanna Herrod

Dr Howard Jackson

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break & Networking
13:30 – 14:15 Suicide & Self-Harm Dr Bruce Moore
14:15 – 15:00 Managing Money for ‘Risky’ People

Maria Meek, Royds Withy King & Gill Walker, Case Manager

15:00 – 15:30 Refreshment Break & Networking
15:30 – 16:15 The Litigation Twist

Stuart Brazington, Royds Withy King & Janet McClean, Case Manager

16:15 – 16:30 Q & A Session With Our Speaker Panel

Stuart Brazington 

Janet McClean

Dr Bruce Moore

Maria Meek

*Programme & speakers may be subject to change.

Only the Brave will also feature two interactive Q&A sessions during the event, with plenty of ways to submit your question in person and via an easy-to-use application (no registration required).

Who is this event for?

  • Case Managers
  • Deputies & Trustees
  • Litigation Solicitors / Legal Executives
  • Therapists who work with complex clients in challenging circumstances

Contact Us

For further information on this event, please contact the BABICM office.



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