August 2020 - Brain Injury Peer Support Groups

August 7, 2020

BIAT is pleased to announce August Peer Support Groups will be held in person in a COVID-safe environment: Hobart (11th), Launceston (17th), Ulverstone (18th). As part of Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020, the Ulverstone group will be followed by an online Q & A session with retired neuropsychologist, Mark Lamont.

New members welcome!

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) invite you to attend Brain Injury Peer Support Groups in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone.

The groups are for people with brain injury, their family and carers to come together to share, learn and connect with others.

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. People who have 'been there' have knowledge and expertise based on their own lived experience. Sharing this knowledge can help others to understand their own experience and move forward.

The groups are open to anyone that has been impacted by an acquired brain injury, including those caused by: stroke, falls, assault, concussion, road crash, infection, brain tumour, hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain), poisoning, and degenerative neurological conditions such as MS etc.

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If you would like to attend one of these Peer Support groups please contact Robyn McWaldron, BIAT project officer 

email: robyn@biat.org.au

phone: 0460 812 428 or 03 6230 9800


Hobart Peer Support Group

Guest Speaker: Natasha Cloak from SPEAK UP! Stay Chatty will be attending to talk about mental health.

When: Tuesday 11 August 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12 noon
Where: Nellpasco Room/Criterion House (Next to the Flower Room), Mathers Place,108-110 Bathurst Street, HOBART

Launceston Peer Support Group

Guest Speaker: Tash Smyth, Consumer Representative from Flourish Tasmania will be linking in via Zoom to share her experience of mental health, and strategies to support recovery

When: Monday 17 August 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12 noon 
Where: Li-Ve/TABIS (Tasmanian Acquired Brain Injury Service), Level 4, 11 High Street, LAUNCESTON


Ulverstone Peer Support Group

Guest Speaker: Mark Lamont - Retired Clinical Neuropsychologist, has over 25 years’ experience in working with people impacted by brain injury.

Mark has offered to come along and share his insights into supporting people to move forward. This will include discussion around: Neuroplasticity – retraining the brain to learn, concentration/motivation, behaviour management

When: Tuesday 18 August 2020
Time: 10:30am - 11.45am
From 11:45am-12:30pm - Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020 Event - Online Facebook LIVE recorded Q and A session with Mark Lamont and peer support members.
Where: Showgrounds Sports and Leisure Centre Complex Function Room (upstairs),2 Flora Street, ULVERSTONE

Brain Injury Awareness Week Event

Online Q and A session with retired clinical neuropsychologist, Mark Lamont

When: Tuesday 18 August 2020
Time:
11.45am– 12.30pm (session will be recorded and also available after this time)
Where:
BIAT Facebook page

Watch LIVE @ 11.45am here

Watch video recording here, after the LIVE event

Do you have a Question for retired neuropsychologist, Mark Lamont?

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in working with people impacted by brain injury and will be answering questions and sharing his insights into supporting people to move forward.

We are particularly interested in questions about: neuroplasticity– retraining the brain to learn, concentration/motivation, and behavioural management.

Submit your Questions to: Robyn@biat.org.au by Friday 14 August and tune in for the Answers to the LIVE or Recorded session on the BIAT Facebook page.

Find out more about Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020 here and by following the BIAT Facebook page.

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