January 16, 2019
National Brain Injury Awareness Week is a week-long campaign to raise community awareness of brain injury, and to assist in the reduction of the incidence of brain injury. Each year the week provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on brain injury and to highlight some of the (often hidden) impacts experienced by people living with brain injury and their families/carers.
A brain injury can happen to anyone at any time, including significant numbers of people who have children. During Brain Injury Awareness Week 2018 BIAT facilitated a panel-style discussion focused on increasing community understanding of the implications of parental brain injury for child safety services.
For people with brain injury there are many cognitive, physical, communication, behavioural or psychological problems, and parenting can present complex challenges.
BIAT would like to thank panellists:
Peer Support Meetings are being held in Hobart (8 June), Launceston (21 June) and Ulverstone (22 June). June Theme: Behaviours and Communication.View Article >
"Government must ensure people aren’t left struggling for support" writes BIAT executive officer, Deborah Byrne, in this Talking Point article published in The Mercury Newspaper on Friday 7 May 2021.View Article >
BIAT invite you to attend a state-wide Brain Injury Peer Support Group online via Zoom - Wednesday 19 May.View Article >