Raising the awareness in the community of what brain injury is and its impacts are, is a key focus for Brain Injury Matters. We believe improved understanding of brain injury is a foundation for the meaningful inclusion of people with ABI in the Australian community. This focus was the starting point of Brain Injury Matters in the early 1990’s when the “Remember Me” video was produced. The ABI Speakers Group project followed. This project supported people with ABI to undertake the training and education of ABI services, health professionals and the community. The Bear in Mind self-advocacy group was born during this project. Bear in Mind was incorporated in 1999, and the name changed to Brain Injury Matters in 2007.
Talking from their lived experience, BIM members have delivered hundreds of sessions to a wide variety of audiences including schools, community organisations, ABI professionals and service providers. These can be general information on ABI, broad disability awareness training or more specific to working with people with ABI.
If you are interested in having a speaker address your group, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org