Having a brain injury doesn’t define who you are, decide the life you live, or the dreams you dream. While life may not be the same when you leave hospital, with the right support you can live a life you enjoy and love.
What’s the most frustrating for the one in 45 Australians who live with a brain injury, is that they can feel cut off from their previous life; unable to do the things they love or keep up with the social life they once had. That’s why accessing the right information, services and support at the right time can make all the difference when you’re trying to understand how brain injury impacts the key stages in life.
This 15 – 21 August 2022, we recognise that ‘Life is bigger than a brain injury’ by telling the stories of those who’re living meaningful and enriched lives following a brain injury. We also celebrate their achievement, and the commitment given to them by their families and the communities they live in.
Synapse is asking hospitals, universities and organisations across Australia to recognise, support and promote Brain Injury Awareness Week by sharing the stories of those living with a brain injury and posting on their social media to raise awareness of brain injury and its impact.