We “get it”!
Victoria Brain Injury Society gives survivors and their loved ones long term support through the many steps, both backward and forward, of life after brain injury. From those just released from hospital, to those who have lived with their injuries for decades, survivors consistently express gratitude and relief once they’ve walked through the Society’s doors. Finally, people who “get it”!
We offer that which society in general does not: a safe place to interact with people who understand. Issues like poor memory, short tempers, inappropriate behaviors, difficulty speaking and disorientation are accepted; coping strategies are shared.
Unprecedented acceptance is felt through the society – from fellow survivors, peer supporters, volunteers and staff.
We provide community for people who often become isolated from theirs, post injury. The confidence that comes from regular ventures to what many call the “brain club” frequently leads to more ease in public places and more confidence when participating in their own communities. Human contact is fostered.
Victoria Brain Injury Society makes a difference to those in depression and despair, that so many people experience following brain injury. Victoria Brain Injury Society is a place to be heard and accepted, a place to recognize again one’s value and worth, a place to ask questions for which there are few answers in the mainstream and a place to meet friends.
We give unemployable survivors that which their former workplaces can no longer provide: a place where their presence alone counts, where their worth is recognized and where they know they contribute. Their contribution can evolve, as well, if they choose to undertake peer support training. There are few things more healing than helping to heal others.