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Join our Brain Injury Support Groups!

Oct
04

Join our Brain Injury Support Groups!

This week our On With Life Support Groups for families are coming to Kilkenny, Laois and Tipperary! On With Life Family and Friends Support Network for people coping with brain injury

What is On With Life?

On With Life is a dedicated support initiative for family and friends affected by brain injury.

Support for families

We recognise the importance of supporting family and friends as you learn to cope with the challenges after your loved one has a brain injury. Our new brain injury network On With Life is here to support families and friends by providing information, guidance and support on this journey.

Living with and caring for someone with a brain injury is a life-changing event. When a brain injury happens, it can be devastating, both for the individual and for family members just like you. It can put lives on hold while your loved one undergoes intense rehabilitation to relearn things, they used to do without thinking. Relationships are an essential part of any brain injury recovery. We are here to say, you are not alone.

Laois Support Group Meeting:

  • Date: 8th October
  • Time: 7.30pm-9.00pm
  • Location: St. Peter & Paul’s Parish Centre, Dublin Road, Portlaoise

Kilkenny Support Group Meeting:

  • Date: 10th October
  • Time: 7.00pm-8.00pm
  • Location: St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny

Tipperary Support Group Meetings:

  • Date: 9th October
  • Time: 7.30pm-9.00pm
  • Location: Silver Arch Resource Centre, 52 Silver Street, Nenagh 

 

  • Date: 10th October
  • Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm
  • Location: Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Offices, St Luke’s Hospital, St. Theresa’s Wing, Western Road, Clonmel

Families can become carers overnight

On With Life Support Group Co-ordinator Dolores Gallagher said: “Many family members and friends are thrust into the role of carer without warning. In addition, many of you may also be looking out for the health and wellbeing of other family members. Or you may have a job outside the home. Juggling all these challenges is not easy. We’re here to help you get ‘On With Life’.”

Benefits of our support groups

Ms Gallagher outlined the benefits of joining the On With Life support network:

  • opportunity to meet people who understand what you’re going through and share the reality of living with an acquired brain injury in the family, in a safe place
  • receive information on steps to take to keep yourself physically and emotionally healthy.
  • receive practical guidance how to meet family needs or juggling your job

Who can join?

On With Life is open to family members and friends of brain injury survivors in Laois. Attendees do not have to be previously involved with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland services. All are welcome.

Thanks to our funders

The On With Life project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund. Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is the nation’s leading provider of community-based rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injuries.

Find out more

For more information about On With Life support groups see www.abiireland.ie  or contact Dolores Gallagher on dgallagher@abiireland.ie or call 086-0102361.

 

 

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