Headwest and Synapse
Recently, Synapse and the Brain Injury Association
of WA (Headwest) have been in discussions about the
potential for Headwest to join Synapse in endeavours to provide
information, services and advocacy for people impacted by brain
injury across Australia.
At the Headwest AGM on October 17, 2018, the Headwest Board
formally resolved to merge with Synapse.
Adam Shickerling, Acting Synapse CEO
and Nick Lonie, Headwest Chairman, at the recent Headwest
This means Headwest will shortly cease operation and will
commence operating as a part of Synapse Australia. As such, Synapse
will take on the important role of ensuring Western Australians
impacted by brain injury are represented and are connected to the
supports and services that are most important to them.
Synapse has continued the legacy of a number of unique
organisations and unique histories including Brain Injury
Association QLD, Brain Injury Association NSW, Stroke Association
QLD and now Brain Injury Association WA.This development
strengthens Synapse's capability to raise awareness and
deliver specialist services for people impacted by brain injury
As we move forward, we acknowledge the strong networks and support
for Headwest over many years. We are committed to ensuring the
continuation of the relationships upon which Headwest built
foundations for services and engagement with communities,
organisations and partners. We look forward to continuing this into
an exciting future.