ACC Rehabilitation resources after a Traumatic Brain Injury
Here are resources provided by ACC to help you or a family member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury. If you are a provider you will also find resources that will help you.
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination where all people enjoy positive mental health and well being.
Amputees Federation of New Zealand Incorporated
The Federation provides information and ongoing support for any person who is an amputee. It includes information on personal care, sport and recreation, benefit assistance, and information on other supporting organisations. There are currently nine District Societies throughout New Zealand.
Yes Disability Resource Centre – Carabiner Youth Mentoring
It is the vision of Carabiner to match young people aged between 17-24 years who demonstrate vision, passion and perseverance towards a specific goal with someone who has experience in the area that the young person is aspiring towards.
Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation
The Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit (ASRU) is a regional spinal injury service which provides comprehensive care for people with a spinal cord injury from the central north island to the far north.
THINK empower people affected by head injury through the provision of information, education and advocacy support and raising awareness and prevention of head injury in the community.
Carers New Zealand
Government can provide practical help for people caring for family or friends who are older or have ill health, a disability or a mental health, alcohol or other drug issue. You will find information about government-funded services and supports available for carers by visiting this website.
Diabetes New Zealand
Diabetes New Zealand is the only national charity in New Zealand representing and supporting people affected by diabetes.
Health and Disability Commissioner
Independently upholding consumer rights by:
Promotion and protection
Service monitoring and advocacy
Brain Injury Association
There are 14 Regional Brain Injury Association offices providing support, education and information services throughout New Zealand
Personal Health Record
A personal health record is simply a collection of information about your health. Personal health records are not the same as electronic health records, which are owned and operated by doctors; offices, hospitals or rehab centres like ABI Rehabilitation. There are, however, a growing number of GP’s using Personal Health Records. This allows you to access specific sections of your health record and print the records at any time. We encourage you to check with your doctor to find out whether you can access this information from their system.
Auckland Therapy – Counselling and Psychotherapy
A trauma is an extreme event that overwhelms our normal coping mechanisms. Knocked off our feet we suffer a range of distressing symptoms and may struggle to make sense of things. While family, friends and other social supports, as well as the passage of time, often provide healing this is not always the case.
Skylight – Because grief happens and support matters. Offering a wide range of services to those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief. Wairarapa, Auckland and Wellington region.
Head injuries and driving
This factsheet provides information for drivers with head injuries. It outlines the impact such injuries can have on your driving ability and advises general and medical requirements to retain or get your licence back after you have had a head injury.
People hurt by crime or sudden trauma need to be heard, to have the harm acknowledged and repaired, to have the offender dealt with.
NZ Brain Injury Support Network
The NZ Brain Injury Support Network is a charitable organisation that provides support, awareness and education to anyone affected by a brain injury.
NZ Rugby Foundation
The New Zealand Rugby Foundation is an incorporated Society and a registered charity which focuses on:
Supporting catastrophically injured rugby players financially and emotionally.
Fund raising activities.
Working with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and ACC to communicate the message of safety first, advocating safe play
Supporting Families was set up more than 30 years ago to provide support to families affected by mental illness. It now has more than 20 branches around New Zealand.
For more information you can visit their website: www.supportingfamiliesnz.org.nz.
Supporting organisations to develop their workforce
National Addiction Workforce Development
Ministry of Health
Government Department – improving, protecting and developing the health of all New Zealanders
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