About Brain injury

Reinforcing Communities

Reinforcing Communities

Care should be focused on needs, not on diagnosis, as diagnostic-focused care perpetuates gaps and silos In this final event, Dr John Higenbottam, Faculty Emeritus, Douglas College, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC, and Editor in Chief, Canadian...

Research and Prevention

Research and Prevention

For every one NHL player who suffers a concussion in sport, more than 5,500 Canadian women sustain the same injury from domestic violence. The Research and Prevention session featured reports from three different researchers. It began with an overview of the national...

Rehabilitation & Community Supports

Rehabilitation & Community Supports

“The longer people are disconnected from supports, the harder it is to get them connected.” The Rehabilitation and Community Supports speakers provided a snapshot of services for individuals living with the intersections of mental health, addictions, and brain injury...

Infographics

Infographics

We’ve created a series of infographics that you can download and share to help to bring awareness on the intersections of brain injury, mental health, and addictions. For Decision Makers approximately 230,000 Canadian women suffer from a brain injury as a result of...

Real People, Real Stories

Real People, Real Stories

Brain injury impacts families and communities, not just survivors. The lived experience of individuals is a vital lens when developing policy. Real People, Real Stories shared the lived experience of individuals and families impacted by brain injury. These stories...

The Heads Together Think Tank Event

The Heads Together Think Tank was an initiative of the Constable Gerald Breese Centre for Traumatic Life Losses. This project was British Columbia’s opportunity for conversation and collaboration on meeting the needs of people through improved services for mental...

Brain Injury

Brain Injury

Years ago, brain injury was known as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and was the result of a blow or jolt to the head such as from a fall or hitting one’s head in a car crash. The term used now is acquired brain injury caused from tumour, aneurysm, stroke, a blow or jolt...

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