June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

 

Brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Stroke, concussion, head injury from an accident, or drug overdose are just a few examples of how brain injury can happen. Nanaimo Brain Injury Society supports community members living brain injury, along with their family members and caregivers. Community-based support services like NBIS are essential in supporting recovery and re-connection to community after a brain injury. 

All month long we will be raising awareness about Brain Injury, and the work we do to support individuals affected by brain injury: 

  • The City of Nanaimo has issued a proclamation declaring June Brain Injury Awareness month, check out Mayor Krog's statement HERE. 
  • Bastion Light Up: Watch for the Bastion to shine in blue and green to kick off the month! 
  • Listen for us on 91.7 Coast FM 8:30 Weekday News Show  
  • Wear, Share & Win:  Participate in our #HEADSUP Facebook photo contest, like us on Facebook and post a photo of yourself in a helmet or head safety gear and post it to our Facebook page with the hashtag #NBIS #BIA2020 #HEADSUP to be entered into a draw to win fun prizes.
  • Donate & Participate - Support NBIS through a financial or in-kind donation, volunteer, help us promote awareness! 

Thanks for supporting Brain Injury Awareness Month 2020. Share our posts, donate stay SAFE!

 

Needing support?? Although our physical office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 NBIS staff are available during our regular business hours, Monday to Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm. Individual client meetings with Mick can take place by phone or video conferencing or as part of PHASE II re-opening an in-person meeting can be arranged upon request. For more information contact Community Navigator Mick Timbrell :  Cell/Text: 250-268-3959 or email mick@nbis.ca. A message can also be left on our office general line 250-753-5600 Ext. 205.

Curious about what is happening at NBIS? Come check out  the NBIS COVID-19 Response and our Spring/Summer Newsletter for more information. To sign up for our newsletter or to be added to our maling list please contact Adrienne at 250-753-5600 Ext. 202 or email adrienne@nbis.ca