ABOUT

Statement of Purpose

Vision Statement
Brain Injury Matters is a not for profit self-advocacy organisation that aims to empower people living with an acquired brain injury. (ABI).

Mission Statement

Brain Injury Matters has as its principal objectives
I. Empowering people living with an acquired brain injury through facilitating self-advocacy and providing peer support.
II. Raising awareness about effects of acquired brain injury through community education.
III. Providing support to alleviate the isolation and marginalisation experienced by people living with acquired brain injury.
IV. Giving a voice to people with acquired brain injury to inform local, state and national bodies around relevant issues.

In pursuing its objects, the Association seeks funding and donations from the community and from the State and Commonwealth Governments, government authorities or other government bodies, which are to be solely applied to achieve the objects.

1. PEER SUPPORT & NETWORKING

Brain Injury Matters will
1.1 Support the development of local networks of people with an Acquired Brain Injury.
1.2 Provide a forum to share information, discuss issues.
1.3 Give information to members and associated organisations.
1.4 Form alliances with other organisations to work on human rights and social justice issues.
1.5 Provide direct support to assist people to access the services and supports they need.

2. SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Brain Injury Matters will
2.1 Create opportunities for members to learn about their disabilities and help each other achieve goals.
2.2 Provide training to members to increase skills and self awareness.
2.3 Seek funding for self- advocacy development activities including training, professional and organisational development.

3. COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Brain Injury Matters will
3.1 Raise community awareness about the effects of Acquired Brain Injury
3.2 Provide information about brain injury to the community.
3.3 Develop and distribute educational resources.

4. INFORMATION SHARING

Brain Injury Matters will
4.1 Operate a library of information of interest to people with an acquired brain injury
4.2 Produce a regular newsletter
4.3 Distribute information about group meetings, special events and projects

5. HAVE A SAY ON ISSUES

Brain Injury Matters will
5.1 Provide advice to governments and decision makers.
5.2 Advocate for the maintenance and increase of advocacy funding.

Services This section will eventually contain a comprehensive list of services provided by BIM including training, education and public speaking.

Brain Injury Matters Inc | ABN: 64 214 940 427 | Reg: A0038815E