Community awareness and education

National Brain Injury Awareness Week

Brain Injury Awareness Week 19th to 25th August 2019

You're Invited to the Tasmanian Launch of
Brain Injury Awareness Week 2019

Monday 19th of August |10:00am to 11:30am|ABC Building, 1 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Please join the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) to celebrate the launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week in Tasmania, by Senator the Hon. Catryna Bilyk.

With National Brain Injury Awareness Week 2019 devoted to brain tumour, Senator Bilyk will share her brain tumour survival journey.

This year’s event will also include:

  • The launch of two brain injury specific NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Projects in Tasmania; and
  • The Tasmanian launch of BrainLink’s: Practical Guide for Families and People with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

Morning tea will be provided.

Download the flyer here.

Event Details

Monday 19th of August 2019
10:00am to 11:30am
ABC Building, 1 Liverpool St, Hobart

Please RSVP by 14th August or 03 6230 9800

About Brain Injury

Brain injury is defined as a loss of brain function that can be caused by accident, trauma, stroke, brain infection, drugs, alcohol or disease.

The term acquired brain injury (ABI) is used to describe all types of brain injury that occur after birth. The effects can be temporary or permanent and range from mild injury to very severe. Brain injury is often called the 'hidden' or 'invisible' disability because its effects are not easy to see and the person may outwardly appear to be unaffected.

National brain injury awareness week seeks to change this by giving brain injury a voice.

Previously for Brain Injury Awareness Week

BIA Week 2018

In 2018, BIAT worked with local video creator Domin8 Media (Domin8 Designs) to develop "Nick's Story". A short movie hearing from 2018 BIAT life member Nick Baily, where he shares his life with brain injury and his involvement with BIAT.

BIA Week 2017

During Brain Injury Awareness Week 2017 we introduced you to Ella, a young Tasmanian who has been impacted by brain injury. ‘Ella’s Story’ features sixteen year old Ella and her mum Traci-Jean who talk about their lives after Ella sustained a brain injury playing hockey in 2016.