A NEW BRAIN INJURY OCCURS EVERY 15 MINUTES IN NZ. We empower people affected by brain injury through advocacy, support and education
Brain Injury can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
It is important to understand brain injury impact the person, their family/whanau and the community.
37.7% of all traumatic brain injuries in New Zealand are due to a fall. Not everyone fully recovers after a brain injury. A mild injury does not mean mild in consequences and could prevent you from doing the things you love.
Some symptoms of a brain injury may not be evident until days or weeks after the injury. It is imperative you seek immediate medical attention and register your injury, even if you don’t lose consciousness. Early medical diagnosis and treatment improves your chances of recovery.
Brain injury can change your thinking, behaviour, mood, memory, problem solving, relationships and physical functioning.
Look after your brain – look after your life
This is what a brain injury feels like:
"Learning to live in a brain that sometimes feels like it belongs to a stranger”
"The problem is we remember who we were before the injury … and we strive to be that person over and over again even though we never will be"
You do not have to cope alone, we can help with advocacy, support and information.
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We provide advocacy, support, information and education to people who have sustained a brain injury, their family/whanau and caregivers. We raise awareness and promote prevention of brain injury in the community.
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