Tasmanian Launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020

August 7, 2020

Please join the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) to celebrate the online launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week in Tasmania by BIAT President, Dario Tomat.

You're Invited to the Tasmanian Launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020

Monday 17 August |10:00am onwards|Online Video Premiere via the BIAT Facebook Page

BIAT’s National Brain Injury Awareness Week theme for 2020 is: Brain Injury in the Community.

In 2020 BIAT will be highlighting the reach and impact of brain injury across the community. Events planned for the week span from Ulverstone to Huonville and focus on a range of issues including family support and female concussion.  With an estimated 2.2% of Tasmanians living with  brain injury the week will serve to remind people that brain injury can, and does, happen to Anyone, Anywhere at Any time.

The launch video features:

  • BIAT Project Officer, Robyn McWaldron launching BIAT’s Brain Injury Peer Support Program Resources, including a screening of the Peer Support Program video. These resources form part of BIAT’s recently completed NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Project: Rethinking Brain Injury;
  • BIAT Executive Officer, Deborah Byrne detailing BIAT’s Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020 program of events including: an online Q and A session with retired clinical neuropsychologist, Mark Lamont; the lived experience of sporting concussion from the perspective of two young Tasmanian women; the BIAT brain injury prevention component of the 2020 Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program; and an 11 year old Tasmanian’s ongoing fundraising efforts for BIAT in the community.

To keep up to date with all the happenings across the week:

Find out more about Brain Injury Awareness Week, including our calendar of events here.

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