Our education and awarness focus
The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is committed to:
promoting brain injury prevention and safe behaviour;
raising awareness of the impact of brain injury on the lives of individuals, families and the broader community, and the healthcare questions it raises;
Creating a Tasmanian community that is inclusive of people with brain injury – through brain injury education and understanding.
Brain Injury Education Programs for Young People
A brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, any time! As
there is no ‘cure’ for brain injury, the emphasis must be on prevention.
Over 40% of people who sustain a brain injury each year are
young people aged between 15 and 24 years old*. [R to find reference for this]
BIAT delivers three brain injury education programs for
young people in Tasmania:
Heads Up 2 Brain Injury (HU2BI)
An interactive prevention program for secondary school students that aims to reduce the risk of them sustaining a brain injury.