Our Services - Awareness




Raising awareness on all issues relating to Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is a central goal for Headwest. 
 

Systemic Awareness and Advocacy

Headwest can assist by identifying and addressing issues which may concern large groups of people with an ABI, for example we can lobby government to ensure that gaps in services are addressed, or that legislation to protect the rights of people living with an ABI is promoted.

 

If you have an issue related to disability and Acquired Brain Injury that you believe needs to be brought to the attention of the wider community please contact us. 

Community Awareness 

Protecting the Futures Brains 

Headwest presents an interactive, compelling health presentation to school students about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). We offer a realistic educational approach, incorporate interactice activities and a compelling TBI story from one of Headwest's Ambassadors. We hope the presentation will resonate with the students and challenge their thinking about the risks associated with the choices they make and how their choices impact not only themselves, but those around them.  

To find out more information see the brochure please click here

To make a booking for your school or organisation please call: Tel: (08) 9330 6370, Freecall: 1800 626 370 or email: admin@headwest.asn.au

Headwest is always willing to (often in conjunction with other organisations) conduct health promotion activities or participate in expos that will contribute to a reduction in the incidence of brain injury. 

Here are some of the events Headwest are involved with:

 

The Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program is an injury prevention program that is run at Royal Perth Hospital.

Once a week during the school year, a group of young adults aged 14-18 are invited in to Royal Perth Hospital to learn about trauma. The purpose of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program is to provide useful, relevant information to young people about injury, which will enable the participants to recognise potential injury-producing situations, to make informed prevention-oriented choices and to adopt behaviours and actions that minimise risk. 


Through a variety of teaching techniques including lectures, videos, simulated trauma resuscitation, tours of the Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department and rehabilitation wards, and interaction with injury survivors, students see first-hand what it would be like to be injured.

Please visit the Royal Perth Hospital site for further information: 


Safety in Schools Week

 

Safety in Schools week is organised by Kidsafe WA. Headwest is continuing its involvement in this important and successful program. If you would like Headwest to give a presentation at your school, please dont hesitate to contact us on (08) 9330 6370 or admin@headwest.asn.au

 

Community Safety Month  

Community Safety Month encourages action to create safer spaces to live, work and play. Held each October in WA, Community Safety Month showcases over 100 free safety events across WA and encourages public participation in these events.