How We Can Help

Peer 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

Our Peer Support program allows concussion and brain injury survivors to work through their challenges in a safe and supportive environment with mentors who understand what they’re going through. Volunteers are trained to facilitate group discussions, share their experiences, answer questions about brain injury, and pass on helpful coping techniques.

VBIS has offered this program for nearly 40 years and has seen remarkable results during that time. Current and former clients have found Peer Support to be an extremely useful way to deal with the repercussions of their brain injury.

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.

ALAN

TONI

CHANDAR

ANDY

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!

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Victoria Brain Injury Society

Units C, D & E 830 Pembroke Street
Victoria, B.C. V8T 1H9

Phone: 250-598-9339

Email: admin@vbis.ca