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Brain Injury Awareness Week Event 2024

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Content trigger warning - Please note that some of the discussions and presentations at the Brain Injury Awareness Week Event will include content about domestic violence.

Join us for Brain Injury Awareness Week to hear from our exciting key speaker Myra Fordham on the topic of Hope, Strength and Empowerment.

Myra Fordham

Myra Fordham is a proud Malngin Gurindji and Wokka Wokka woman, an award-winning leadership expert, best-selling author, mentor and coach. She is also a brain injury survivor. Acquiring her brain injury after an assault from her ex-boyfriend, Myra spent 11 days in a coma before undergoing brain surgery and intensive rehabilitation to learn to walk and speak again, and to overcome depression, anxiety and PTSD.

Her experiences shaped her determination to find a way to help others move forwards after trauma, leading her to start her consultant business, Myra Fordham Coaching, which focuses on helping people to master their mindsets, gain clarity, confidence and find purpose. In 2023, Myra was named Darwin NAIDOC Person of the Year, and has been nominated for countless other awards for her work in this space.

Myra joins us for Brain Injury Awareness Week 2024 where she will share the wisdom of her experiences, and guide attendees on a journey of empowerment to believe in hope, and to find inner strength to embrace life after brain injury.

Rowena Holmes

Rowena is a Clinical Psychologist, with specialist experience working with individuals with acquired brain injury, and a keen interest in the role of trauma, mental health and social wellbeing in neurorehabilitation. She will be speaking about key psychological approaches to build empowerment, resilience and foster strengths after brain injury.

The event will also include the Announcement of Brain Injury SA's Embrace Life After Brain Injury Award and a panel featuring someone with lived experience of ABI and a member of their family.

Who should attend this Event:

Anyone with a lived-experience of ABI, families, supporters, businesses – plus anyone interested in learning more and hearing about the lives of people with an ABI.

Refreshments provided: please advise of any dietary or modified food/fluid texture requirements upon registration.

Cost: FREE Event

Registration is essential.

Please note, all attendees will require a ticket so please ensure any support person attending with you is also registered. 

      We are grateful for your support!

      Presenting Partner: Lifetime Support Authority
      Major Event Partner: Scarlet Homecare
      Event Sponsors: Andersons Solicitors , MedimartBeneficent

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