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Brain injury affects families too.

An acquired brain injury can change a person’s abilities and the way that person relates to those around them. This often leaves family and friends with the difficult task of exploring their new roles and redefining their relationships. We provide support for family members and friends of brain injury survivors.

Support Group

Family group meets every Thursday. Groups are for friends and family members of brain injury survivors. The group is a safe space free from judgement for family and friends to discuss issues relating to brain injury. We alternate topics of interest with a group chat and move the time to allow a range of family and firends to take part. You don’t need to attend every group but just drop-in when a topic feels relevant or you’d like to share with the group. Please find below the Spring/Summer schedule.

 

Date

Time

Discussion Topics

Thursday April 6th

6pm

Nutrition, exercise and brain injury

Thursday April 13th

4pm

Group chat about anything you’d like

Thursday April 20th

12 noon

Supporting people with sequencing, organizing, multitasking, decision making, problem solving, goal setting and planning after BI

Thursday April 27th

6pm

Group chat about anything you’d like

Thursday May 4th

4pm

Managing finances and resources for financial support

Thursday May 11th

12 noon

Group chat about anything you’d like

Thursday May 18th

6pm

Transport options

Thursday May 25th

4pm

Group chat about anything you’d like

Thursday June 1st

12 noon

Introduction to brain anatomy

Thursday June 8th

6pm

Group chat about anything you’d like

Thursday June 15th 

4pm

Supporting people with language difficulties (aphasia, etc ) after BI

Thursday June 22nd

12 noon

Group chat about anything you’d like

Thursday June 29th

6pm

Supporting people to recover their balance after BI

Thursday July 6th

4pm

Neuro-plasticity

Thursday July 13th

12 noon

Group chat about anything you’d like

Thursday July 20th

6pm

Boundaries  and Managing our own feelings of anger and frustration

Thursday July 27th

4pm

Group chat about anything you’d like

Thursday August 17th

6pm

Group chat about anything you’d like

Thursday August 24th

4pm

Self-care and compassion

Thursday August 31st

12 noon

Group chat about anything you’d like

Thursday September 7th

6pm

Supporting people with flooding (when the brain shuts down) and perseveration after BI

 

Case Management

One-on-one support for family, spouses/partners and caregivers of someone with an acquired brain injury.

Individual case management assists the family/friends to help a person with an acquired brain injury to maximize their rehabilitation potential and to live as independently as possible. It provides family and friends a private and more comprehensive opportunity to become further educated about the issues they and their loved one’s will be facing as a result of the brain injury. Although family members do not incur the injury, they are the ones often responsible for making a host of important decisions for their loved ones. Families always have many questions concerning their loved one’s further recovery, legal issues, financial issues, services and resources available and the long term implications of the injury.

Supported by the City of Victoria

 

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