- SELF STUDY MODULES
- 1. Intro to TBI
- 2. Communication
- 3. Skills for independence
- 4. Cognitive changes
- 5. Behaviour changes
- 6. Sexuality
- 7. Case management
- 8. Supervising staff
- 9. Mobility & motor control
- 10. Mental health & TBI:
- 11. Mental health problems
and TBI: diagnosis
- 12. Working with Families
after Traumatic Injury:
7.6 Community services / issues in accessing different services
Service networks can include the following types of services. The specific examples listed are services available in New South Wales. Similar services are available in other states.
State peak brain injury consumer or advocacy organisations
Brain Injury Association of NSW Carers Association of NSW.
Department of Health in each state; NSW BIRP; local/private hospital rehabilitation departments; private therapists.
Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service (CRS); BTP Employment Solutions; Head 2 Work.
Community support/case management
Home Care of NSW; NSW BIRP community case managers; private case management services; Community options programs.
Avocational, day activity, community access, clubhouse programs
Headway – Adult Development Program; Liverpool Brain Injury Respite Program; North West Disability Services Inc (NWDS); Attendant Care Agencies (for individual paid worker support).
Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options; Gemhill Cottage (NWDS).
Support groups, Self-help groups
BIA of NSW support groups.
Lifeline; private therapists; NSW BIRP therapists; Drug and Alcohol Counselling Services.
Aged care facilities (nursing homes); Wareemba Community Living Inc.
Other services (eg. crisis, legal, financial etc)
NSW Office of the Public Guardian; NSW Office of the Protective Commissioner; Centrelink; Commonwealth carer respite centres.