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Current ABI Self-advocacy peer supports
Coffee with a twist, a collaboration with United Brains, and Leadership Plus have 3 active ABI self-advocacy peer support groups for those with ABI. Zoom meetings Tuesday, at 11:30 am Wednesday at 11.30 am Thursday, at 13:00. A place for people with acquired brain injury or carers to have a conversation and pass on information.
To book phone Ron 0418124406 or Lisa 0455515221 Two interactive groups are conducted using zoom during COVID19 and we encourage you to join us. We have generally had a speaker and then informal catch-up.
Please join us whether you be a person with ABI, a carer or another interested person perhaps you are able to speak about a topic

John Tjepkema doesn’t mince words when it comes to his criminal career. It was long. And it was varied. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Key points:

  • More than a third of Australian prisoners are believed to have an acquired brain injury
  • Former inmates say they were never asked how they could be assisted with their injuries
  • The Voices for Justice program is teaching former prisoners to advocate for inmates with brain injuries

“I was in the ‘revolving door syndrome’,” the 60-year-old said.

Laura Graham, a physiotherapist at Parkwood Institute and assistant professor at the faculty of health sciences at Western University, speaks about resources for non-athletes who suffer a concussion in a video posted on the university’s website. Western has posted two videos featuring researchers and will post two more in the new year to share knowledge from the university’s annual symposium on concussions called See the Line.


Innovative trials and a high-level discussion forum have put social referrals high on the primary care agenda.

Can prescribing social groups and activities help combat a health issue as bad as smoking?

hen Tom went to his GP in Melbourne’s west earlier this year, his doctor asked him about his ongoing health issues.

But although Tom had suffered an acquired brain injury as a child, leaving him with an intellectual disability, this time there was another reason he had sought help.

It was his long-term social isolation Tom agreed with the lineworker to visit the local community centre – to which Tom had never been – together. Tom was introduced to a group of people who had similar experiences to his own. There were 12 there that morning,,


Our decision making in all areas of life comes from unconscious aspects of our minds. If there’s something you are overly anxious or numb about, there may be an underlying emotion that you’ve repressed or are unconscious about. If you’re constantly unhappy


Consider bird music as another depression stimulate. Listening to birdsong is a wonderful way to reconnect with nature and shift your focus away from the clutter and chaos


Jeff Shaw


Jeff Shaw was 38 years of age. Dad to 7 year old Blake. Skilled and successful plasterer.

Jeff had a stroke which blew up his cerebellum: a small region in the lower brain that plays an important role in fine motor skills

View Video HERE

Jeff did not like how people with disabilities were treated by the medical profession nor the community at large and so created The Give a Care Foundation

READ MORE HERE About Launch of Foundation