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Oct
31

At Acquired Brain Injury Ireland – people come first.

Our culture is person-centred which means we care about our brain injury survivors, their families and our employees. Our teams are highly skilled and qualified in their area and they are extremely passionate about the work they do.

What are you looking for in a job and in your life? Happiness? A sense of purpose? To improve your skills?

Benefits of working at Acquired Brain Injury Ireland: join our team job opportunities hiring careers

  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE: people often join us because they need a job, but they stay for the sense of fulfillment.
  • VALUES: our culture is extremely strong, compassionate and real because we live our values every day. We are dedicated to the people we support and the staff members who assist them. We are one of the top rehabilitation employers in the country and always strive to be an “employer of choice”.
  • LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT: We provide ongoing education opportunities for support professionals who would like a career with us.

Our people make us unique – they bring the magic.

Rebuilding lives through neuro-rehabilitation takes time but the rewards are huge. Working with brain injuries requires the ability to see things differently and think outside the box. That’s why we hire people who are problem solvers and willing to go the extra mile to preserve our clients’ right to choose how to live their life.

This month we have exciting new rehabilitation opportunities for you. Come join our team.

“The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes,” Dalai Lama.

 

Oct
10

We all need a friendly nudge from time to time… to remind us to do something we keep meaning to do. The weeks keep flying by and suddenly, it’s October. When was the last time you tried something new? Or when did you last really enjoy your food, and savour the taste instead of rushing to the next thing?

Today on World Mental Health Day… we are here to give you a friendly nudge to stop and take a breath. Today’s the day to choose one thing to do for yourself.

To help you get started – here are some ideas:

chicken rice dishCook a new recipe

Learning something new is great to boost our mental health because it helps to boost our self-confidence, self-esteem and build a sense of purpose. And it doesn’t have to be formal learning like a new qualification – it can be something low-cost and everyday like cooking a new recipe, a new DIY project or taking up a new hobby.

Set a coffee date

Call that friend today that you keep meaning to meet up with. Call them and set a date to meet for a coffee. It’s easy to feel so busy that there isn’t time to see the people most important to you. Take back control and prioritise spending time with someone you enjoy like a friend or family member. Social relationships are so important for our mental wellbeing. Don’t be afraid to say hello to someone new!

Get outside

We all know that exercise is good for us but with a busy job and changeable weather –where will you find the time? Well the good news is you don’t need to be fit or join a gym – just put on comfy shoes and off you go. A quick half an hour of brisk walking is all you need for health benefits. And if you bring a friend along – you kill two birds with one stone!

Grape time!

Mindfulness is all the buzz and with good reason. Too often many of us are caught up in our heads with ‘things’ floating around in our brains, often keeping us awake at night. Mindfulness is about taking notice and using your senses to be in the present moment. To notice sounds, smells, tastes and sights. A useful trick to help still your mind is to sit still, eyes closed and hold a grape in your mouth. Focus on how the grape feels in your mouth. Then when you’re ready, eat it and savour the taste and sensation.

For lots more tips check out the five ways to wellbeing from Mental Health Ireland.

Oct
04

This week all the way in Dallas, Texas, our CEO Barbara O’Connell joined thousands of experts as they gathered at the largest rehabilitation research conference in the world #ACRM2018. Barbara O'Connell CEO Acquired Brain Injury Ireland attends ACRM conference in Dallas, Texas

Barbara was there to share our research findings with international experts from our joint research project with the University of Limerick (UL) on the lived experience of brain injury in Ireland.

The research looked at the experience of people after brain injury to understand how it affected their social identity. A number of themes emerged including the role of the family and the difficulties that people with brain injury faced in getting services, being accepted back into their communities and re-starting their lives again.

One participant in the research described it as “it’s like getting my life reset. Some parts of your head get reset and it makes you a different person and that’s it”.

More than 3,000 delegates from across the world, including clinicians, researchers, academics, policy makers and service providers attended the conference.

Check out our poster from the conference exhibition here: ABII Social Cure

Or you can read the full research report Getting My Life Reset.

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