How can BIAT assist if I have a brain injury?
We can provide you with information about brain injury
While the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is no longer funded as a brain injury information and referral service- we can still provide people with information on where they can access this support, and a follow-up service to ensure people’s need for information and support is being met.
We can provide you with a National Assistance Card - available late 2021
BIAT’s ‘National Assistance Card’ gives individuals with brain injury the confidence to go out into the community knowing that if they get into difficulty, they can show their Assistance Card and their nominated areas of difficulty will be acknowledged.
The card includes a photo of the person as well as their name, address, phone number, areas they experience difficulty (for example, speech, memory etc), as well as a nominated contact person.
Peer Support Groups
Brain Injury Peer Support Groups for people with brain injury and their support networks have now been established in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone. There is also an online state-wide Peer Support Group. New members are welcome to join.
The Groups support people with lived experience of brain injury to come together to share, learn and connect with other people with similar experiences. People living with brain injury, including families, friends and carers, often say that peer support was very helpful to them on their journey towards recovery.
BIAT can provide you with a range of different online and physical brain injury resources. The following key resources may be beneficial for someone with a brain injury.
Understanding and Living with Brain Injury (BIAT)
ABI (acquired brain injury) The Facts (Synapse)
A Guide To Staying Safe Online
Speak Out Advocacy
Our Site (Women and Girls with disability)
Brainlink Services (Vic)
Brain Injury Assist