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Understanding and Living with Brain Injury: Information for Individuals

This BIAT fact sheet for people living with brain injury includes information about: How brain injury may affect you; what these affects may mean for you; and coping strategies and tips that may help you.

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Understanding and Living with Brain Injury: Information for Family members and Carers

This BIAT fact sheet for family members and carers of people living with brain injury includes information about: How brain injury can affect people; what these affects may mean for people with brain injury; and coping strategies and tips that may help you to support the person who has a brain injury.

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ABI: The Facts

This key resource is a good starting point for further information on acquired brain injury. A comprehensive overview and "practical guide to understanding and responding to Acquired Brain Injury and behaviours that challenge our understanding." Produced by Synapse.

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Brain Injury Assist

Brain Injury Assist is a practical guide to brain injury, helping to simplify the information presented to family members and carers of people who have brain  injury.

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The Value of Shared Experiences: A Peer Support Guide

This guide, developed by BIAT, provides new and existing brain injury peer support members with information to help them learn more about peer support programs as well as a step by step guide to setting up and running meetings and leading topics for discussion.

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A Guide for Staying Safe Online: Easy Read Version

An online safety resource designed for people living with a cognitive disability, and their families and carers, to assist them in navigating online challenges such as online grooming, sexting, cyberbullying and cybercrime. Produced by ThinkUKnow Australia.

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Brain Injury: A Guide for Partners

This Headspace UK factsheet has been written for the partner of a brain injury survivor. It contains information on how brain injury can affect relationships and offers tips that might be helpful for some couples.

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Parenting After Brain Injury

This  Headspace UK booklet is designed to help those parents who have had a brain  injury understand how their injury has affected them in their role as a  parent. There are also practical strategies and advice to help deal with  these changes, in particular rebuilding relationships with children.

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Our Site: A website by and for women and girls (15+) with disability

This website exists because women and girls with disability asked for it. Women with disability themselves have been actively involved in every stage of the development of the website.

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Brisbane Airport Sunflower Lanyard for people with hidden disabilities

Brisbane Airport can provide you with a sunflower lanyard to wear through Brisbane Airport if you or someone you are travelling with has a hidden disability. Wearing the lanyard when you are at the airport is a way for you to indicate to staff that you may need a little extra help, guidance or time with the airport process.

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ABI Wise

An App made by people with acquired brain injury for people with acquired brain injury, their loved ones, and everyone else. The Brain Injury Matters App is FREE and is available from Google Play and the App Store.

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Sunny App

Sunny is 1800 RESPECT's app for women with disability. It can support you if you have experienced violence and abuse. Sunny can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store.

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Alf's Story

As part of 2016 National Brain Injury Awareness Week, BIAT worked with local media and design business Domin8 Designs to produce a short video with Alf, a Tasmanian man living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), to hear about his story and lived experience.

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BIAT Awareness Raising Video

This awareness raising video was developed by BIAT to highlight the fact that brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. It also challenges the common misconception that it requires a significant event, such as a car crash, to sustain a brain injury.

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BIAT Panel Discussion: "Parenting after brain injury"

As a part of Brain Injury Awareness Week in 2018, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania hosted a panel discussion titled "Parenting after brain injury - implications for child safety and family violence services."

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BIAT TV Advertisements (2009)

The series of TV advertisements by BIAT that aired in 2009.

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BIAT Panel Discussion: "Brain Injury and Family Violence"

In November 2015, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania held a panel discussion focusing on "the intersection between brain injury and family violence". In line with our community awareness raising aspirations, BIAT is pleased to share some recordings from the panel.
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Brain Injury Assist: Brain Injury and Rehabiliation - Professional Overview

Rehabilitation is about restoring as much quality of life and ability as possible. In this video we learn more about brain injury and rehabilitation from Jesse Hogan (a man living with brain injury), his family members, and allied health providers. BIAT produced this video in partnership with BrainLink Services Limited as part of the Brain Injury Assist project.

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Brain Injury Assist: Coping with Grief and Loss

Grieving is a normal reaction to loss, and one of the many invisible consequences of brain injury. In this video a family member and clinical neuropsychologist discuss the impact of grief and loss, and possible coping strategies. BIAT produced this video in partnership with BrainLink Services Limited as part of the Brain Injury Assist project.

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Brain Injury Assist: What to Expect in Hospital

In this video family members and medical professionals discuss 'What to Expect in Hospital' following a brain injury event. There are many people that you encounter in the hospital and knowing who is who can reduce the emotional stress. BIAT produced this video in partnership with BrainLink Services Limited as part of the Brain Injury Assist project.

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Brain Injury Peer Support Program Overview

This video describes how the BIAT Brain Injury Peer Support Program connects people with lived experience of brain injury with other individuals living with, or impacted by, brain injury.

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Ella's Story

In the lead up to Brain Injury Awareness Week 2017, BIAT, in conjunction with Domin8 Designs, produced a video with Ella, a sixteen year old Tasmanian girl, and her mum, Traci-Jean, about the changes to their lives after Ella was hit in the head with a hockey ball 14 months earlier.

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HU2BI In The News

BIAT's Heads Up 2 Brain Injury schools program featured on the local news.

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Hidden Injury: How do families manage an acquired brain injury?

This SBS Insight Program looks at how families manage an Acquired Brain Injury.

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Nick's Story

During Brain Injury Awareness Week 2018, Nick shared his story with BIAT executive officer, Deborah Byrne, and described what BIAT honorary membership means to  him.

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Zoom Explainer Video Series

These BIAT videos help you learn how to use the video conferencing program Zoom.

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Advocacy Tasmania

‘Your say’ advocacy is all about helping you to be heard and understood. If you are unable to speak for yourself, or find it difficult, our Advocates can help you.

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Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania

The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tas Inc. (ATDC) is the peak body representing the interests of community sector organisations (CSOs) that provide services to people with substance misuse issues in Tasmania. 

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Baptcare NDIS Local Area Coordination – North East & South West Tasmania

Local Area Coordinators (LACs) work with people living with disability in their community to build their capacity to access government services and supports and participate fully as community members. Baptcare LACs assist people living in Tasmania.

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Carers Tasmania

Carers Tasmania provide support to family and friend carers across the State.

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Dementia Australia (TAS)

Dementia Australia advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information.

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Disability Voices Tasmania

Disability Voices Tasmania is a new community organisation run by people with disability working with people with disability, families and allies to build a collective voice.

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Epilepsy Tasmania

Epilepsy Tasmania is a not-for-profit community organisation improving the quality of life of Tasmanians with epilepsy, and those around them, through education, coordination and support.

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Gateway Services Tasmania

The Gateway Services are the single entry point to all family and disability services in each area of the State - South East, South West, North and North West. Referrals to Gateway Services can be made by calling 1800 171 233 and speaking to a Gateway Intake Worker.

HOPES Inc

HOPES Incorporated offers a supported, independent community living option for people living with acquired brain injury and/or neurological disabilities.

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Huntington’s Disease Tasmania

Education, advocacy and support for Tasmanians affected by Huntington's Disease

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Independent Living Centre Tasmania

ILC Tas gives advice about assistive technology. Assistive technology is anything that can help you to do a task.

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MND Tas

MND Tasmania assists people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) as well raising awareness and funds for research into MND.

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Mental Health Families and Friends Tasmania

Mental Health Families and Friends are people who provide unpaid physical, practical or emotional support to a family member, friends, neighbours or colleagues with mental ill health.

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Mission Australia NDIS Local Area Coordination – North West Tasmania

Mission Australia's NDIS Local Area Coordination Service helps people with disability to understand and access the NDIS, and create, implement and review their NDIS support plan.

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Mission Australia NDIS Local Area Coordination – South East Tasmania

Mission Australia's NDIS Local Area Coordination Service helps people with disability to understand and access the NDIS, and create, implement and review their NDIS support plan.

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Muscular Dystrophy Tas

Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania is a not for profit organisation that is 100% volunteer based which raises funds to support effected Tasmania families

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Parkinson’s Tasmania

Parkinson’s Tasmania is a voluntary non-profit organisation providing support for people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and families. They also provide educational resources for people affected by Parkinson’s.

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Speak Out Association of Tasmania

Speak Out is an advocacy service for people with disability.

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ABI Services Ltd. (NSW)

A specialist service supporting independence for people with acquired brain injury in NSW.

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Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service (ABIOS) (QLD)

ABIOS is a Queensland specialist community-based rehabilitation service to enhance the service system for people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and their families.

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Beyond Blue (National)

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

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Brain Injury Australia (NSW)

Brain Injury Australia (BIA) is the central clearinghouse of information and gateway to nationwide referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury.

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Brain Injury Matters

Brain Injury Matters (BIM) is a not for profit self-advocacy organisation that aims to empower people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI).

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Brain Injury South Australia

Brain Injury SA is the peak body in South Australia for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI), and those who care for them.

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BrainLink Services (VIC)

BrainLink Services is a Victorian based service that is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by acquired brain injury (ABI). Visit  their 'Resources' page for online ABI Factsheets and Information Kits. Share your experiences and read about other people's in the 'Stories' section.

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MS Get Involved (National)

MS Get Involved is a combined entity of the ACT, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania providing information, advice, services and support for people living with multiple sclerosis.

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Moving Ahead – Centre for Research Excellence in Brain Recovery

The Moving Ahead Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Brain Recovery is the first centre worldwide to take a multidisciplinary, multisite approach to addressing the rehabilitation of individuals following TBI

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Stroke Foundation (National)

The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke.

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Summer Foundation

The Summer Foundation’s aim is to resolve the issue of young people living in aged care.

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Synapse - Australia's Brain Injury Organisation

Synapse provides a range of support services for people who have been impacted by brain injury and promotes quality of life, self-determination and choice through information, specialist support and targeted research activities.

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Headway - the Brain Injury Association (UK)

Headway promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers in the UK.

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Brain Injury Association of America (USA)

BIAA raises awareness and understanding of brain injury in the USA and provides help, hope & healing.

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BrainLine (USA)

BrainLine is a USA based multimedia project offering authoritative information and support to anyone whose life has been affected by brain injury or PTSD.

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BIAT e-news June 2020

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BIAT e-news May 2020

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BIAT e-news April 2020

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BIAT e-news March 2020

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BIAT e-news February 2020

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BIAT e-news Dec 2019

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BIAT e-news Nov 2019

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BIAT e-news June 2019

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BIAT e-news March 2019

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BIAT e-news January 2019

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Brain Injury Hospital Community Liaison Pilot Program: Final Report

In May 2015 BIAT implemented a 12 month Hospital Community Liaison Program pilot in response to the need for personalised support by people diagnosed with a brain injury and their families in Tasmania. The Program was modelled on the success of the BrainLink Community Liaison Pilot in Victoria.

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Understanding The Relationship Between Family Violence And Brain Injury

This 2016 BIAT report presents a summary of the key issues surrounding the complex relationship between brain injury and family violence in Australia, and outlines the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania’s position statement on family violence and brain injury.

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Acquired Brain Disorder Community Liaison Officer Project: Interim Report

This 2016 Interim Project Report from BIAT, describes the work of the Hospital Community Liaison Officer (CLO) whose role is to provide support to family and carers.

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Brain Injury in Tasmania... Getting Beyond the Rhetoric

BIAT Report published November 2009

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Acquired Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System: Tasmanian Issues

BIAT Report published August 2007

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Acquired Brain Injury - Issues?... Solutions?... Final Community Consultations Issues Paper

BIAT Report published April 2006

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BIAT Annual Report 2016-17

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BIAT Annual Report 2017-18

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BIAT Annual Report 2015-16

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BIAT Annual Report 2014-15

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BIAT Annual Report 2013-14

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BIAT Annual Report 2017-18

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BIAT Awareness Raising Video

This awareness raising video was developed by BIAT to highlight the fact that brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. It also challenges the common misconception that it requires a significant event, such as a car crash, to sustain a brain injury.

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BIAT Panel Discussion: "Parenting after brain injury"

As a part of Brain Injury Awareness Week in 2018, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania hosted a panel discussion titled "Parenting after brain injury - implications for child safety and family violence services."

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BIAT TV Advertisements (2009)

The series of TV advertisements by BIAT that aired in 2009.

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BIAT e-news April 2020

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BIAT e-news Dec 2019

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BIAT e-news February 2020

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BIAT e-news January 2019

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BIAT e-news June 2019

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BIAT e-news June 2020

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BIAT e-news March 2019

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BIAT e-news March 2020

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BIAT e-news May 2020

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BIAT e-news Nov 2019

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BIAT Panel Discussion: "Brain Injury and Family Violence"

In November 2015, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania held a panel discussion focusing on "the intersection between brain injury and family violence". In line with our community awareness raising aspirations, BIAT is pleased to share some recordings from the panel.
Click to view the full series.

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