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:
Article published in the Launceston News Sunday 23 August: Champion mountain bike rider Izzy Flint shares the harrowing tale of suffering brain and spinal injuries in a serious crash.View Article >
Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020: Catch up on all the news from Scrunch_Iz, the initiative founded by 11-year-old Izzy in memory of her uncle Brodie.View Article >
As part of Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020, BIAT launched 'Holly's Story'. In this video, Year 9 student Holly, and her dad Mike, discuss the ongoing impact of Holly's 4th concussion.View Article >