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Brain injury treatment explained by the experts

Wednesday, 25th June, 2014

(From left) Brain Injury Association’s Angelena Fixter, Maari Ma Aboriginal Health practitioners Jamie Billing and David Doyle, and Brain Injury Association learning development manager Bev Taylor after a meeting with Maari Ma. (From left) Brain Injury Association’s Angelena Fixter, Maari Ma Aboriginal Health practitioners Jamie Billing and David Doyle, and Brain Injury Association learning development manager Bev Taylor after a meeting with Maari Ma.

The Brain Injury Association of NSW is in Broken Hill meeting with local services and the public.

The Association’s learning development manager, Bev Taylor, said its members travelled all over the State to provide information and raise awareness.

“Sometimes those with brain injury aren’t aware of others in a similar situation,” Ms Taylor said.

“No one brain injury is the same - different support needs to be provided.”

Ms Taylor said people were often quick to judge those with a brain injury.

“People with brain injury can lose important relationships which can have a huge impact,” she said. “Often they can become depressed.”

Yesterday, Ms Taylor was joined by BIA’s Angelena Fixter on a visit to Maari Ma and the jail.

“Our meeting with Maari Ma was our first official meeting,” Ms Taylor said. “We were able to discuss ideas on how to work together.”

A training session for service providers - ‘Brain Injury, an Overview’ - will be held today from 9am to 1pm at the Democratic Club.

A Members and Friends forum will be held tomorrow at the Democratic Club, 10am- 4pm.

“We provide great resources and can answer all your questions. It is a great way to connect with others,” Ms Taylor said.

They will also be meeting with the Aboriginal Land Council and correctional services to provide them with information.

Bookings are essential so the sessions can be catered for. Call 1800 802 840 or email mail@biansw.org.au to book.

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