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Heads Up 2 Brain Injury

Heads Up 2 Brain Injury (HU2BI) is a program for schools, that is targeted at senior high and secondary school students. 

About the HU2BI program

Young people are one of the age groups at increased risk of sustaining an ABI. The goal of HU2BI is to influence the attitudes and behaviours of young people, in order to reduce their chances of sustaining a brain injury.

Each HU2BI session is a learning opportunity for high school and secondary school students to learn about how the brain works and the causes, consequences, prevalence and permanency of acquired brain injury, or ABI.

"I think that everybody has changed a bit from what Dominic and Alf have said.” - Year 8 Student

What makes the program special?

This program offers students the opportunity to see first-hand the effects brain injury can have on individuals, families, friends and the community.

Raising awareness of the potential outcomes of high-risk behaviour (such as binge drinking, assaults, drink driving, etc) provides HU2BI program participants with the knowledge to make informed choices when faced with decisions that could have a potentially negative impact on their life.

Program duration

Generally, the HU2BI program runs for around 90 minutes - but can be tailored to suit the needs of your school timetable.

Program cost

The cost of each program is $100.00, and will be invoiced to the school after the completion of the program.

“The HU2BI presentation was very gripping and emotional. All students payed attention and learnt some valuable lessons.”

Program duration

  • An engaging presentation about the brain, brain injury and its often devastating effects, presented specifically for young people;

  • Interaction with students through discussion, different media and examples of brain injury in the community;

  • the involvement of people with the lived experience of brain injury, sharing with students how it happened and what the consequences have been for them.

How to book a HU2BI session