Brain Injury Matters
is a not for profit self-advocacy organisation that aims to empower people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI).
Event Update
By Accident Self Development Workshop time and dates

10:00am - 12:00pm

Friday 12th November - Friday 19th November - Friday 26th November

Due to COVID, this will be conducted online via Zoom

Email or PH 96397222 to enquire or confirm your spot.

Message from Valid
We hope you are all warm and staying connected during this tricky time. Here is a little song that some of VALID’S Peer Action Members have been working on over our last two lockdowns. We hope it cheers you up a little.
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News Update
ABI Peer Support Groups - Currently running...Northern suburbs Tuesday at 10AM-/-Southern suburbs Tuesday at 10AM-/- Eastern suburbs Thursday at 10.30AM-/- Western suburbs Thursday 10AM Email or PH 96397222 to register or find out more.
Brain Injury in the Media
From devastating injury to Olympic medal, Australia’s Owen Wright makes surfing history (27 July 2021)
Australian surfer had to learn to walk – and surf – again five and a half years ago.
Now he has a bronze medal in the sport’s Olympic debut.
Read the full story (Shared from The Guardian)

About IDPwD

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year.

IDPwD is a United Nations observed day celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

IDPwD is an opportunity for us to make positive changes to the lives of the 4.4 million Australians with disability.

As an individual, school, community group, business or organisation, there are many ways you can get involved and promote inclusion in your community.

The annual theme

Each year the UN announces a theme to observe for International Day of People with Disability. The annual theme provides an overarching focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly announced 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.

The theme for IDPwD 2021 is ‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world’.

 find out more about International Day of People with Disability @


Below is a video put together for the International Day of People with Disability with Brain Injury Matters Committee

Nothing About Us Without Us

Brain Injury Matters (BIM) is a self-advocacy and community education organisation run by and for people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). All office bearers and committee of management members have ABI. As a Disabled People's Organisation, we are a voice of people living with ABI in Victoria.

Formed over 20 years ago, BIM was the first incorporated ABI self-advocacy organisation entirely led by people with ABI in Australia. Originally known as Bear In Mind, the organisation was incorporated on the 25th October 1999.

Our Vision:

People with Acquired Brain Injury lead dignified and meaningful lives in an inclusive community

Our Mission:

To support and empower people to advocate for themselves and enhance the lives of other people with Acquired Brain Injury.

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