Community Education and Awareness

Our education and awareness focus

People in the community often find it difficult to understand brain injury because the effects are so varied and are not easy to describe.

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; and
  • 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.  BIAT delivers two brain injury education programs for young people in Tasmania, including:

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.

Learn more about HU2BI

Custody For Life (CFL)

BIAT delivers this targeted prevention program to young people in Tasmania in partnership with Tasmania Police and Community Youth Justice (Department of Health and Human Services).

The Program has been designed to raise awareness of the relationship between high-risk behaviours such as assault, binge drinking, and drink driving, and sustaining a brain injury.

Learn more about CFL