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:
Read this important ABC Hobart story, including interviews with Tasmanian athletes Zabreena Manjerovic, Holly Radburn and Liam Kendell; physiotherapist, Matt Jensen; and BIAT executive officer, Deborah Byrne.View Article >
Brain injury in sport continues to make news across sporting codes locally, nationally and internationally. Read more in these Mercury Newspaper articles.View Article >
Please be advised that the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania office will be closed on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd of October.View Article >