• The Brain Injury Foundation exists to provide support to individuals and families impacted by acquired brain injuries

     

    “The moral test of society is how that society treats those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped”

     

  • Acquired Brain Injuries

    What is an Acquired Brain Injury?

    Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), sometimes referred to as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), refers to any damage to the brain that occurred after birth. Common causes of ABI include accidents, stroke, lack of oxygen and degenerative neurological disease. ABI-related disability can affect cognitive, physical, emotional and independent functioning.

    How common are they?

    According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, more than 1 in 12 Queenslanders are affected by ABI — a disorder that can change the way a person acts, thinks, communicates and behaves. Some forms of ABI may cause long-term intellectual and/or physical disability. It is often called the ‘silent epidemic’ as many of the changes are unseen to the eye.

    What are the treatment options?

    Rehabilitation will depend on many factors including the extent and location of the brain damage, the age and general health of the person, the speed of first aid received and the quality of previous treatment. Treatment options will also vary case by case but are likely to include: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and psychological support.

    Where can I get more information?

  • Current Initiatives

    as part of our mission to improve the life of those with brain injuries.

     

    Music in the ward

    Music therapy is used in rehabilitation to stimulate brain functions involved in movement, cognition, speech, emotions and sensory perceptions

    BIF has sponsored the hiring of a music therapist to provide rehabilitation to patients at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital for the past four years with positive results.

     

     

    Helping brain injury patients and their families

    Investigating and funding the needs of ABI patients

    BIF helps ABI patients with critical medical equipment and treatments through our DGR partners.

     

     

     

    Other initiatives

    Preventative measures to be investigated

    Along with Bicycle Queensland, BIF are currently looking into donating funds for a study on preventative measures related to brain injuries. Watch this space.

     

     

     

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  • Financial information

     

    We believe in transparency. Our recent financial reports can be found below. To see our details directly on the Australian Charities and Non-For-Profits Commission (ACNC) website, click here.

     

    FY 2015

    Summary

    $13,517 - Raised

    ($12,092) - Donations and sponsorships

    ($469) - Other costs including admin

     

    Click here for the full FY 2015 financial report.

    FY 2014

    Summary

    $22,042 - Raised

    ($14,462) - Donations and sponsorships

    ($1,357) - Other costs including admin

     

    Click here for the full FY 2014 financial report.

    FY 2013

    Summary

    $18,164 - Raised

    ($31,081) - Donations and sponsorships

    ($542) - Other costs including admin

     

    Click here for the full FY 2013 financial report.

    FY 2016

    Summary

    $10,477 - Raised

    ($14,510) - Donations and sponsorships

    ($511) - Other costs including admin

     

    Click here for the full FY 2016 financial report.

    FY 2017

    Summary

    $8,941 - Raised

    ($10,000) - Donations and sponsorships

    ($545) - Other costs including admin

     

    Click here for the full FY 2017 financial report.

  • BIF donations to date

  • Our Partners

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  • Make a donation

    BIF relies on your generous contributions to help us fulfil our mission

  • Contact Us

    Level 23
    Central Plaza One
    345 Queen Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000
    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm excluding public holidays and the Christmas period
    (07) 3231 0604
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