Brain Injury Association of New Zealand
Brain Injury Association provides information, advocacy and
support to people with brain injury and their families/whanau.
BIA New Zealand
Aphasia New Zealand
a.pha.sia (ay-faze-yuh) n.
Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or
comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage
to the brain caused by injury or disease.
To empower people with aphasia to participate in their
Stroke Foundation of
Freephone: 0800 STROKE (0800 78 76 53)
Phone: (04) 472 8099 Fax: (04) 472 7019
Providing community based support to
stroke survivors and their families.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury Survival Guide by clinical neuro-psychologist, Dr.
Glen Johnson, is a free online survival guide for the families and
survivors of traumatic brain injury
A helpful Brain
Map by Robert P. Lehr Jr., Ph.D. explaining the brain functions of
various areas of the brain, and observed problems relating to brain
injury to those different areas.
WEKA (What Everybody Keeps Asking)
is a free website which provides access to generic disability
information. There are 94 brain injury topics including:
Students with brain injury
with brain injury - A guide for family and friends
Special care for those with memory loss
Rehabilitation after brain injury
Children with acquired brain injury
after brain injury: Who am I?
Working after brain injury: What can I do?
service can also be accessed by free phone 0800 69 3342 or by email
Accident Compensation Commission
- for information on claims,
avoiding accidents, etc.
Ministry of Health - Manatū
- Official website of the Ministry of Health. Contains health news
and issues such as eligibility to health care services, smoke-free
programmes, national screening programmes etc.
Enable NZ NASC
Enable NZ NASC is contracted by the Ministry of Health as the needs
assessment and service coordination provider for the Manawatu/Horowhenua/Tararua
Enable NZ NASC has three main functions:
Assessment: identifying the help you need,
Coordination: finding services that provide the help you need,
Overseeing and managing Disability Support Services (DSS) money
spent in the local area.
Income New Zealand - WINZ
Brain Injury Association of Ontario
is a wealth of information for those with acquired brain injury, and
Brain Injury Association of America
information about brain injury prevention, research, education and
Brain Injury Association of New South
has several free publications available for download.
is an exciting new resource on preventing, treating, and living with
traumatic brain injury. BrainLine.org is a comprehensive website
where people can find authoritative, useful, and timely information
BrainLine.org to find:
- Fact sheets
and TBI basics
interviews and roundtable discussions with experts in the field
on symptoms and treatments
- Research and
- And more
Carers website provides a
variety of health and disability information for care givers. It
includes a chat room to discuss issues online, a message board and
an online classified advertising service.
Connect UK - The Communication
Connect is a charity for people living with aphasia, a communication
disability which usually occurs after stroke.
We aim to improve the lives of people living with aphasia and
communication disability, equipping them to re-connect with life.
National Head Injuries Association provides information, support and
services to people with brain injury and their families.
Street Address: 7 King Edward Court,
Nottingham NG1 1EW, United Kingdom.
Neuroscience for Kids
Click here -
This website has been created for kids who want
to know more about the nervous system. Resources include
experiments, lesson plans, demonstrations, games and much more.
Healthy Eating on a Student Budget
inspiration on how to live healthily on a small budget.
Think! The Head Injury
Network for Kiwis
We empower people affected by head injury through the provision of information, education and advocacy support and raising awareness and prevention of head injury in the community.
Staff training for those working with traumatic brain
Staff training for those working with acquired brain injury.
Staff training for those providing attendant care.
Brain Injury and the Family - A Life and Living Perspective,
Dell Orto, A and Power, P, CRC Press, New York, 2000 (Second
[Information for families to help them comprehend, adjust ,
accept and survive the multi-dimensional trauma related to brain
injury, and become an active partner in the treatment and
Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - A Guide to Living with
the Challenges Associated with Concussion/Brain Injury,
Roberts Stoler, D (Ed.D) and Albers Hill, B, Avery (a member of
Penguin Putnam Inc), 1998
valuable resource to help those who have sustained concussion or
mild traumatic brain injury overcome the frustrating symptoms
and regain a life of health and vitality.]
The Everest Within, Jenny Phillips, Clarity Publishing, Auckland, 2000.
of experiences from New Zealanders who are living with the effects
of brain injury (including an article written by one of our
clients). Available for $16.50 from Brain Injury Association
Head Injury - A
Trevor Powell, , Winslow Press, London, 2003.
book will enable professionals, families and carers to understand
and cope with the psychological, social, behavioural and emotional
problems created by head injury. Available from
Headway in the UK.]
Injury - Information and Answers to Commonly Asked Questions,
Strum,C (MD), Forget, T (MD), Strum, J (RN), Quality Medical
Publishing Inc, Missouri, 1998.
family's guide to coping - leading head injury specialists tell
you what you need to know in an emergency]
Head Injury: The Facts,
Wrightson P & Waddell P, Oxford
University Press, Oxford, 1990.
[This is a
book authored by New Zealanders who have had many years of
experience working with head-injured people, in both research
and rehabilitation roles.]
Stroke Foundation of New Zealand, P O Box 12482,
Living with Brain Injury - A Guide for Families, Second Edition,
SDenelick, R (MD), Dougherty, K, HealthSouth Press, Alabama,
by a neurologist who specialises in rehabilitation and brain
injury, this book provides comprehensive information on the
process of rehabilitation.]
Living with Head Injury,
Senelick R & Ryan C,
Bantam Premium Books, Washington, 1991.
My Head - A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside
Looking Out, Osborn, C, Andrews McMeel Publishing,
Kansas City, 2000.
account of a medical doctor's journey through the rehabilitation
process following a severe head injury.]
Stroke of Insight - A Brain
Scientists Personal Journey,
Jill Bolte Taylor PhD, Penguin Group USA, 2006.
Traumatic Brain Injury - Rehabilitation for Everyday Adaptive
Living, Ponsford, J with Sloan, S and Snow, P,
Psychology Press (A member of the Taylor & Francis Group),
scientific evidence and extensive clinical experience, this book
provides comprehensive and practical guidelines for the
assessment and management of a wide range of problems associated
with traumatic brain injury.]