January 15, 2019
The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is a member of Neurological Alliance Tasmania (NAT) - an alliance of 10 not-for-profit organisations representing or supporting the many thousands of Tasmanians living with or affected by neurological or progressive neuromuscular conditions.
Other member organisations include: Epilepsy Tasmania, Stroke Foundation (Tasmania), Huntington’s Tasmania, Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania, MS Get Involved (Tasmania), Alzheimer’s Australia (Tasmania), Motor Neurone Disease Association of Tasmania, Parkinson’s Tasmania, and Spina Bifida Association Tasmania. For more information go to: https://www.natasmania.com.au/
Research shows people living with brain injury are at increased risk of experiencing depression, other mental health problems, and suicide. In October 2018 Neurological Alliance Tasmania (NAT) held a cafe conversation on neurological conditions and mental health as part of Mental Health Week 2018.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Bellerive Yacht Club to support and participate in this fantastic event, and to the Mental Health Council of Tasmania for their financial contribution to the event. NAT is especially grateful to guest speakers Dr Helen Castley (neurologist), Dr Cynthia Honan (clinical neuropsychologist), and Assoc. Prof. Des Graham (person with MS, MS board member) for sharing their experience and expertise, and to facilitator Wendy Groot (Epilepsy Tasmania) for encouraging discussion on how to look after your own mental health and wellbeing.
Footballer Jaye Bowden’s memory loss and hospitalisation due to an alleged “hit behind the play” over the weekend raises several issues regarding the response to brain injuries in local-level sports.View Article >
Due to brain injury, Jonathan McCall was at a loss for words when he visited a Devonport pharmacy recently. What began as a triggering experience soon led to understanding – all thanks to the National Assistance Card.View Article >
Today we release our National Assistance Card Overview Video.View Article >