BIAT News

News and information specifically relevant to Brain Injury Association of Tasmania.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Hobart Royal Show Public Holiday

Please be advised that the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania office will be closed on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd of October.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Scrunch_Iz: Raising awareness of brain injury and funds for BIAT

Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020: Catch up on all the news from Scrunch_Iz, the initiative founded by 11-year-old Izzy in memory of her uncle Brodie.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Izzy and the Real Life Impacts of Concussion

This Facebook video premiere is a Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020 event. Hear from Tasmanian Izzy Flint about her experience of concussion following a mountain bike crash.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Holly's Story

As part of Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020, BIAT launched 'Holly's Story'. In this video, Year 9 student Holly, and her dad Mike, discuss the ongoing impact of Holly's 4th concussion.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

A crisis in the community

The Examiner Newspaper and the Advocate Newspaper have published an advertising feature to promote Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020 (17-23 August). The article, from Saturday 15 August, details the events BIAT has organised to raise awareness of brain injury in the Tasmanian community.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Online Event: Q & A session with retired clinical neuropsychologist, Mark Lamont

This is a Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020 Facebook LIVE event. Do you have a question for Mark? Now is your chance to learn more about: retraining the brain, concentration, motivation, behavioural management and more.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Nutrition for Brain Health: Online Brain Injury Peer Support

BIAT Invites you to the June Brain Injury Peer Support Group meeting.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Brain Injury Peer Support Facebook Groups

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania has recently established closed Brain Injury Peer Support Facebook Groups for people with brain injury and their families/ informal carers.

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Tasmanian Brain Injury Referral Database Project – Survey

Calling all Tasmanian service providers/organisations – complete our short survey to tell us more about your service/organisation and improve referral pathways and outcomes for people living with brain injury.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Brain Injury Peer Support Online

An update from the BIAT team on the online peer support group including our new video resources.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

COVID-19 information and changes to BIAT activities

An update from the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania in response to COVID-19, including our arrangement for staff during this time and how to contact us. [Last updated August 2020].

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Scheduled events postponed - including Brain Injury Training and Peer Support Groups

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania has postponed future scheduled events in line with Federal and State government requests to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Public Holiday Office Closure

The BIAT Office will be closed on Monday 27th of January due to the public holiday. Business as usual from 9am Tuesday 28th January.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Tasmanian Walking Company Fundraising Program

BIAT has joined the Tasmanian Walking Company Fundraising Program! Mention the 'Brain Injury Association of Tasmania' when you book a walk - and BIAT will receive $500!

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Friday, December 20, 2019

2019 Christmas/ New Year Office Closure

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania! The office will be closed from Friday the 20th of December until Monday the 6th of January.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Mercury Newspaper Article 19 Oct 2019

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania was in the news again last month, with BIAT Executive Officer, Deborah Byrne, asked to comment on BIAT's unsuccessful application for funding under the National Disability Scheme’s Information, Linkages and Capacity [ILC] Building program for 2019-2022 in this Mercury Newspaper article.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Spotlight on brain injury

Learn more about brain injury, including brain tumours, and the BIAT launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week in Tasmania - in this Examiner Newspaper feature.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PeerLink Program Update

In 2018 the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania partnered with TABIS (Tasmanian Acquired Brain Injury Service) to facilitate a Brain Injury PeerLink Support program for family members and carers of people with brain injury.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fundraising with the Entertainment Book

Purchase your new 2019 | 2020 Membership TODAY, and support the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania! Offers start on the 1st of June.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Decades of disability work at risk

Cessation of funding on June 30 will effectively eliminate all information, advice, referral, community outreach, education, training, systemic advocacy and community awareness services in the community for people living with or impacted by brain injury.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

NDIS funding leaves about 90,000 Tasmanians living with disabilities in limbo

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is one of about 18 disability support and advocacy groups facing an uncertain future as their funding transitions from the State Government to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Brain Injury Funding Gap Risks Leaving Thousands in Limbo

Is the Brain Injury Association yet another casualty of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), asks Deborah Byrne, BIAT executive officer, in this Mercury Newspaper Talking Point Article from Friday 15th of March.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

2019 BIAT Membership

With the new year underway, BIAT would like to invite you to join, or continue with, BIAT as a member in 2019.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

BIAT celebrates 20th birthday

BIAT celebrated 20 years of supporting Tasmanians impacted by brain injury in 2018.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

BIAT Honorary Life Memberships

Learn more about the recent honorary life memberships awarded by BIAT.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Changing of the BIAT Committee of Management

Learn more about some recent 'changing of the guard' within the BIAT Committee of Management.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

National Brain Injury Awareness Week 2018

Recap BIAT's involvement and activities during 2018 National Brain Injury Awareness week.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

2018 Christmas Office Closure

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania! The office will be closed from Friday the 21st of December until Monday the 7th of January.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ella's Story

In the lead up to Brain Injury Awareness Week 2017, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania, in conjunction with Domin8 Designs, spoke with Ella, a sixteen year old Tasmanian girl, and her mum, Traci-Jean, about the changes to their lives after Ella was hit in the head with a hockey ball 14 months earlier.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Legislative Council Candidate Survey

BIAT is a member of a coalition of disability advocacy organisations that recently surveyed candidates for the upcoming Legislative Council elections.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

HU2BI at Collegiate 2017

HU2BI members Alfred and Dominic had a great morning presenting the program to year 10 students at Collegiate.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BIAT's Response to ILC

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania’s response to the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s draft Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Framework.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

HU2BI On the News

The ‘revamped’ HU2BI program, run by the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania, was launched in May 2015 – with thanks to the students at New Town High School. WIN News attended the launch, and the segment below was aired to viewers around Hobart.

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