March 2020 - Brain Injury Peer Support Groups

March 10, 2020

This month - The Hobart meeting will be a Joint Brain Injury and Stroke Peer Support Group. The Hobart and Launceston Groups have a guest speaker - Mark Lamont (retired clinical neuropsychologist). Mark has offered to come along and share with the group his insights into supporting people to move forward and also how neuroplasticity can support people in their recovery.

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.

RSVP: 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 Joint Brain Injury & Stroke 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 with the group his insights into supporting people to move forward and also how neuroplasticity can support people in their recovery.

When: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Time: 10:00am - 12 noon
Where: Clarence Integrated Care Centre, 1st Floor, Meeting Room 2, 16-22 Bayfield Street, ROSNY PARK (entry is from the car park side)

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Launceston 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 with the group his insights into supporting people to move forward and also how neuroplasticity can support people in their recovery.

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

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Ulverstone Peer Support Group - postponed

In line with Federal and State government requests to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania has postponed future scheduled events, such as Peer Support Group meetings - this includes the Ulverstone group on the 17 March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will update our website regarding future dates when they are available.

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