How We Can HelpPeer Support
Connect with volunteers who have experienced concussion or brain injury themselves, are trained to support new members, and can refer survivors to useful community resources.
A Place Where You Belong
Apart from regular Peer Support sessions, which take place every week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, VBIS also hosts a Women’s Peer Support Group on Monday mornings. The Women’s Peer Support Group provides brain injury survivors who identify as female with a safe, inclusive place to talk about their experiences, share strategies for dealing with brain injury, community resources, and a sense of hope and home.
With A Sense of Community
Brain injury and mental health are deeply connected. Brain injury survivors often report losing friends and feeling socially isolated after acquiring their injury. This has been attributed to the stigma surrounding brain injury and the overall lack of public awareness (Poritz et al., 2019; Simpson et al., 2000).
Our Peer Support program offers an empathetic community for survivors, where they can feel comfortable in their own skin without needing to repeatedly explain their injury to others. At VBIS, there is always be someone ready to listen.
AND MANY OTHERS...
Meet the team
Our Peer Supporters
Volunteer teams facilitate six Peer Support groups each week, including both in-person and virtual sessions. Currently, Peer Support is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Join a Group Today!
While Peer Support is a drop-in program, those attending group sessions must be existing clients of VBIS. To start the process of becoming a client, contact a member of our team or fill out our online New Client Application. We can’t wait to meet you!
Victoria Brain Injury Society
Units C, D & E 830 Pembroke Street
Victoria, B.C. V8T 1H9
The Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) is situated on the traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) Peoples. We recognize and express gratitude to the Peoples and Nations in our community, and those throughout the regions we service.