Brain Injury Awareness Week 2017 - brain injury in the military

  • 8/19/2017
  • Advocacy

For 2017's National Brain Injury Awareness Week (August 21-27, 2017) Headwest is joining Brain Injury Australia in advancing the recognition of brain injury in the military and beyond.  

 
"Brain injury has been referred to as the “signature injury” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 300,000 United States Armed Forces veterans have sustained a brain injury – sometimes the result of improvised explosive devices, pictured below – just since 2003’s Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1 in every 10 Australian Defence Force personnel who have served in the Middle East “reported the criteria for a new mild traumatic brain injury.”  Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer, Brain Injury Australia

For more information and resources on brain injury in military please visit the Brain Injury Australia website at https://www.braininjuryaustralia.org.au/education-campaigns/brain-injury-military/ 

#BIAWeek2017

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May 2017 information session: Guardianship & Administration

  • 4/16/2017
  • Advocacy

Headwest Presents...

Living with Brain Injury

An Introduction to Guardianship and Administration  

Headwest is pleased to announce our next FREE presentation looking at Living with Brain Injury. 

Each presentation will be followed by an opportunity to meet and talk with Headwest staff and others that have a lived experience with brain injury. 

When: Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: Kadidjini Park Hall, Kadidjini Park, 70/72 Curtis Rd, Melville WA 6156
Wheelchair accessible / Parking available.

Presentation overview:

GUARDIANSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION 
What does the State Administration Tribunal do?
Why would I consider a Guardianship application?
Why would I consider an Administration application?
What is the difference? Do I need to consider both? 
Examples and Q&A 

RSVP: Tuesday 2nd May 2017 to Raelene or Nicola on 08 9330 6370 or information@headwest.asn.au
Light refreshments provided

WA NDIS Information Sessions - March and April 2017

  • 3/16/2017
  • Advocacy

WA NDIS are running a series of information sessions for individuals, families and carers during March and April 2017. The first session is on Monday 20th March in Rockingham.

The sessions are RSVP only with space for 50 attendees. 
To register for any of the session please go to:

http://www.disability.wa.gov.au/wa-ndis/wa-ndis/what-is-the-wa-ndis/wa-ndis-information-sessions/

or call 1800 996 214. 

If you have any questions or require further information please contact the WA NDIS on 1800 996 214.

 

 

Online voting available - March WA State Elections

  • 1/30/2017
  • Advocacy

 

Key date to be aware of is 9/2/17 – closure of the electoral roll ahead of the State election in March 2017. Enrolments can be completed online at elections.wa.gov.au  or via completion of an enrolment form, available from the West Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) or any Australian Electoral Commission officer or post office.  

Click the following links to access the recently updated WAEC brochures:

‘Assistance for Electors at an election’

‘Enrolment & Voting – Information for families and carers of people with a cognitive disability'

Explaining the WA NDIS - FREE presentation 2nd February 2017

  • 1/30/2017
  • Advocacy
Headwest presents:


Living with Brain  Injury

Explaining the WA NDIS

 

Headwest is pleased to announce the third in its series of FREE presentations looking at Living with Brain Injury. Each presentation will be followed by an opportunity to meet and talk with Headwest staff and others that have a lived experience with brain injury. The focus of this talk is explaining the WA NDIS.

When: Thursday 2nd February 2017, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Where:  Conference Room of Civic Centre, City of Melville, Level 2, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon, WA 6154

Free parking / Accessible bays / Wheelchair access

Presentation overview: 
WA National Disability Insurance Scheme

1) What is the NDIS?
2) Why did we need a new system?
3) What types of supports are funded?
4) Key differences to the old system
5) Who is eligible?

RSVP:  Wednesday 1st February 2017 to Nicola Churchill on:

(08) 9330 6370 or information@headwest.asn.au on our events Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1439667056105162/ 


Ready for Work? FREE Presentation - 1st December 2016

  • 11/14/2016
  • Advocacy
 

Headwest presents:

Living with Brain  Injury

Ready for Work?

 

Headwest is pleased to announce the second in its series of FREE presentations looking at Living with Brain Injury. Each presentation will be followed by an opportunity to meet and talk with Headwest staff and others that have a lived experience with brain injury. The focus of our next presentation is work and employment

When: Thursday 1st December 2016, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Where: Headwest, 645 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove, WA, 6154

Wheelchair accessible / Parking available.

Presentation overview: 

Ready to Work? 

1) Potential Barriers

2) Support & Strategies for Managing Impairment

3) Volunteer Work

4) Managing Fatigue

RSVP: Tuesday 29th November 2016 to Raelene York on (08) 9330 6370 or admin@headwest.asn.au

Free presentation for those 'Living with Brain Injury' - November 2016

  • 10/17/2016
  • Advocacy

Headwest is pleased to announce the first in a series of FREE presentations looking at Living with Brain Injury. Each presentation will be followed by an opportunity to meet and talk with Headwest staff and others that have a lived experience with brain injury. 

When: Thursday 3rd November 2016, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Where: Headwest, 645 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove, WA, 6154

Wheelchair accessible / Parking available.

Presentation overview: 

1) Impact on the individual and family

2) Rehabilitation 

3) Understanding plasticity

RSVP:  Wednesday 2nd November 2016 to Raelene York on (08) 9330 6370 or admin@headwest.asn.au 

Let ME Speak - self advocacy training in Joondalup - September 2016

  • 9/7/2016
  • Advocacy

The Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre will be delivering a free Self Advocacy Training Session to support CALD people with a disability, people with an Acquired Brain Injury and their carers to;

=        Learn how to self- advocate
=        Understand and exercise their rights
=        Access  services that meet their needs
=        Participate in activities and peer support groups

DATE: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 
TIME: 10.30am to 2.30pm (Registration 10.15am)
VENUE: Joondalup Public Library
Meeting Room 3, Level 1, 102 Boas Avenue, Joondalup

Morning tea and lunch is included.  RSVP by : Thursday, 15 September 2016

For more information and registration contact Maria on Tel:  9388 7455

Email: mariabunn@edac.org.au or admin@edac.org.au