This week (16-22 August 2021) marks Brain Injury Awareness Week in Australia, as we acknowledge the many Queenslanders and their families who live with brain injury every day.
With more than 76% of NIISQ participants having experienced a traumatic brain injury as a result of their motor vehicle accident, we are always looking for ways to help their lived experiences as they navigate their lives post-accident.
This year we have partnered with Synapse, Australia’s brain injury organisation, and their theme for this week – ‘every brain injury is different’. We take it that extra step in that every injury is different, as many of our participants experience multiple injuries as a result of their accident.
Our CEO, Neil Singleton, is featured as a guest blogger for Synapse in support of this week. Head on over to their blog <here> to read more about his thoughts and keep reading below for some helpful links to resources that may be useful for you or someone you know that is living with a brain injury.
We are also pleased to share an uplifting story kindly provided by one of our participant families, as well as one of our newly announced research projects that closely targets people with brain injuries.
Lucius...a Mother's story
Research update: Capacity building for providers of cognitive rehabilitation