Programs for People With a Brain Injury
Improving your social media skills after brain injury
social-ABI-lity is a short, self-guided online resource about using social media safely and successfully after a brain injury. This resource is currently being developed and tested as part of a collaboration between The University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Brain Injury Australia and Changineers, with funding support from icare NSW. The resource includes topics such as:
- What is social media?
- Staying safe in social media
- How do I use social media?
- Who can I connect with in social media?
Contact the Acquired Brain Injury Communication Lab for more information about this program, or if you are interested in participating as a research volunteer. Further information is also available here.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Adjust
Psychological treatment for people with a brain injury.
ACT-Adjust is a psychological treatment designed specifically for people living with a TBI. The ACT-Adjust project aims to promote positive psychological functioning after a TBI by helping people better manage their distress and mental health issues by increasing psychological flexibility. A training program for psychologists has also been rolled out.
Be Pain Smart
Pain Clinics for people with brain injury and spinal cord injury.
The Agency for Clinical Innovation has developed an integrated and multidisciplinary chronic pain consultative clinic for people with a Spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury and chronic pain – the Be Pain Smart Clinic. A monthly children’s service is located at the Children’s Hospital Westmead. A weekly adult service is located at Royal Rehab. Telehealth consultations are available for rural and remote people upon request. Further information can be found on their website: https://aci.health.nsw.gov.au/chronic-pain/brain-injury
The Wellbeing Neuro Course
Through Macquarie University e-centre Clinic.
A free online psychological course to help people with neurological conditions, including brain injury, learn to manage:
- stress, anxiety, frustration and worry
- low mood, sadness, grief and depression
- day-to-day mental or cognitive activities
- day-to-day physical activities