October 2020 - Brain Injury Peer Support Groups

September 22, 2020

October Brain Injury Peer Support Group dates announced: Hobart (7th), Launceston (19th), Ulverstone (20th), including Mental Health Week event in Hobart with Stroke Peer Support Group.

New members welcome!

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) invite you to attend Brain Injury Peer Support Groups in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone. Scroll down to see the details for each group.

The groups are for people with brain injury, their families 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.


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 and Stoke Peer Support Group

'We all have a role to play: The value of shared experiences'

This Mental Health Week 2020 event is sponsored by the Mental Health Council of Tasmania.

Attendees will:

  • learn more about the relationship between mental health and brain injury;
  • identify self-care ideas to support good health and wellbeing; and
  • identify what we all can do to raise community awareness and reduce stigma around brain injury and mental health.

Morning tea will be provided.

When: Wednesday 7 October 2020
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Bellerive Yacht Club Function Room, 64 Cambridge Road, BELLERIVE
RSVP essential: Attendees must register to attend this event as numbers are limited due to COVID-19 requirements.

Download the flyer

Download the registration form

Launceston Peer Support Group

When: Monday 19 October 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12 noon
Where: Hog’s Breath Café – 14 Willis Street, LAUNCESTON

Food and drinks will be at the expense of attendees.

Ulverstone Peer Support Group

When: Tuesday 20 October 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12 noon
Where: Deli Central Café – 48b Victoria Street, ULVERSTONE (behind the Council Chambers)

Food and drinks will be at the expense of attendees.

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