Brain Injury Waikato walks along side you on your brain Injury journey
Brain Injury Waiakto is here to help navigate this journey and empower informed decision making of your own journey.
Brain Injury Waikato:
Assists those affected by brain injury to access help, services and activities to enhance their well being at all stages of their journey.
Inspires communities to be proactive in embracing and assisting those affected by brain injury.
Brain Injury Waikato:
Supports and guides those with a brain injury on their journey from diagnosis to reintegration to help them accept a different reality and make the most of their abilities
Supports and informs families, friends and employers of people affected by a brain injury so they are better equipped to help
Highlights and facilitates access to support, services and activities that are available to those affected by brain injury
Promotes community awareness of brain injury and its effects and encourages community support.
The Brain Injury Association was founded in the early 1990’s by the Stewart family, who were struck by the lack of support available for those affected by brain injuries. In their quest to find information and support for their son, who himself suffered from a brain injury, the Stewart family began to realise just how imperative it was to provide a support service for those affected. From these humble beginnings sprang the network of regional Brain Injury Associations throughout New Zealand, providing support and advocacy to brain injury patients, their families, and their loved ones.
Brain Injury Waikato is a charitable organisation working to empower and advocate for people of all ages and their whānau to navigate the effects of a brain injury.
We work to empower the individual and those close to them as they find their way forward through awareness, education, enabling informed choices. Brain Injury Waikato provides a link between those experiencing the effects of a brain injury, and available brain injury services in the community. We are a support service for those who need advice, direction, and assistance with their day-to-day management of a brain injury. We are not a clinical or rehabilitation service, but we can be a link to these.