Dr Neil Bindemann

Primary Care Neurology Society and Community Therapist Network

Following the completion of his PhD in 1993, which focussed on peripheral nerve injury, Neil has worked in the field of medical education and communication. He has worked in various medical and healthcare fields and stimulated a number of healthcare initiatives. For the last 10 years, his work has taken him into the field of neurosciences and rehabilitation. Neil was instrumental in establishing the Primary Care Neurology Society in 2004 and continues to drive the organisation forward. In 2006 he was invited to manage and run the Community Therapists Network (previously the Community Rehabilitation Teams Network). His work with the CTN has involved worked closely with Professor Pam Enderby to support training on the Therapy Outcome Measure (TOM) tool.

Then in 2015, following a period of disturbing neurological symptoms, Neil was diagnosed with a brain tumour, which thankfully, following urgent brain surgery, was found to be relatively benign. Using his personal experience, and life-long interest in quality of life, Neil has recently turned his attention to finding ways to support people’s mental health, especially if they are learning to cope with a traumatic life event.

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Living with a brain tumour – building mental fitness

For me it all started in 2015 when I came out of the MRI scanner and was told ‘please can you take a seat here, the doctors are just looking over your scan and would like to come and talk to you’!! Well, that was it, I became a shivering wreck and needed a sweet cup of tea (more sugar than I had ever had!) and a blanket. Using personal experience and a life-long interest in psychology this seminar offers some thoughts and tips on managing mental health via the developing concept of mental fitness, as a very practical approach to support people especially when they encounter a traumatic life event.

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    Professor Jon Marsden
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    Rehabilitation of balance and gait in cerebellar disorders

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    Stephanie Huber
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    Activity Based Restorative Therapy

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    Dr Jeremy Isaacs
    St George's University Hospitals NHS FT

    Diagnosis of young onset dementia

  • Dr Naga Kandasamy: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Naga Kandasamy
    King’s College hospital NHS foundation trust

    Stroke – New trends

  • Maggie Sargent: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Maggie Sargent
    Maggie Sargent & Associates

    The Journey- Having a purpose in life following Brain Injury