The definition of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) describes a condition which is acquired after birth (from 5 years old) and can apply to any age. It is non-progressive and caused by various traumas to the brain.

Typically, this could be due to damage to brain tissue after:

  • road traffic accidents
  • assaults
  • falls
  • industrial accidents
  • sporting accidents
  • poisoning
  • viral infections to the brain
  • neuro surgery 
  • damage to blood vessels in the brain.

People’s experience of brain injury can differ greatly from one person to the next. Brain injury can affect every area of a person’s life which can be either for the long or the short term.

The service provides community based assessment and psychological rehabilitation for people with brain injury their families. This helps facilitate individuals transition back into their  community,and to consider returning to their work, education, and social activities.  Rehabilitation may include strategies to cope with cognitive, emotional, behavioural and social changes related to brain injury.

We support anyone over the age of 16 years old who lives within West Dunbartonshire and who has received a brain injury which is the main issue affecting their quality of life.

Referrals can be made by GPs, other practitioners, family members or from service users themselves.  You can download the referral form from here.

Contact Details

Acquired Brain Injury

Cairnmhor Resource Centre
Joint Hospital
Cardross Road
G82 5JA
01389 776499

Tel Single Point of Access switchboard: 01389 776499

Tel ABI team community base: 01389 812058