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, fall, assault, concussion, road crash, infection, brain tumour, hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain), poisoning, and degenerative neurological conditions such as MS etc.
If you would like to attend one of these Peer Support groups please contact Robyn McWaldron, BIAT project officer:
phone: 0460 812 428 or 03 6230 9800
When: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Where: Nellpasco Room/Criterion House (Next to Flower Room)- Mathers Place, 108-110 Bathurst Street, HOBART
When: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12 noon
Where: Meeting Room 3, Launceston Library, 71 Civic Square, LAUNCESTON
When: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12 noon
Where: Montgomery Meeting Room, Central Coast Council, Carpark Lane, off King Edward Street, ULVERSTONE
(building behind public toilets at the back of Woolworths carpark)
An update from the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania in response to COVID-19, including our arrangement of staff during this time and how to contact us.View Article >
The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania has postponed future scheduled events in line with Federal and State government requests to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We also request that people wishing to talk to BIAT do so via phone or email.View Article >
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.View Article >