Helpful resources for people with TBI

Here are some resources you may find helpful at different stages of your journey.

  • Access to medical and rehabilitation services

You should speak to your GP if you are not receiving any medical or rehabilitation services for your brain injury.

These are the places you can access medical and rehabilitation services in Western Australia.

Trauma Service at Royal Perth Hospital

This is an acute service where you will receive inpatient care for your acute injuries.

State Neurosurgery Service

This service is provided by Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, together with Royal Perth Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital to provide treatment of neurosurgical disorders.

State Rehabilitation Service

This is a statewide service inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation service provided to people suffering from traumatic brain injuries. Click here to find out more about their services: State Rehabilitation Service, Patient information, (

Rehabilitation after hospital

State Head Injury Unit

Statewide service and specialist case coordination to provide rehabilitation and community reintegration for people with traumatic brain injury.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Brightwater

Brightwater provides rehabilitation in various methods, through residential rehabilitation at Oats Street, NDIS service providers, transitional accommodation and supported independent living.

2. Access to pastoral care and community access

Access to pastoral care should be available at all hospitals and rehabilitation service providers. Please do enquire within to access support.

Community access:

Services to access the community will be provided when you are medically stable. Please speak to your support coordinator/case coordinator to point you in the right direction in this area.

3. Understanding funding

Understanding finances can be tricky after your brain injury.

You may have someone taking care of your finances after your injury. Or you might have an Administrator taking care of your finances.

You should speak to your social worker if you need assistance understanding funding for your rehabilitation, as well as any Centrelink allowances you are eligible for.

Compensation Claim – Synapse

For support with understanding NDIS, you can check this website out: NDIS Services – Synapse 

4. Psychosocial support 

Navigating life after TBI can be a tricky time. You should speak to your service provider or GP and request for a counsellor, psychologist, or mental health clinician to help you through the difficult time.

Here are some inspirational stories of people with lived experience of TBI

Meet others living with a brain injury | Brain Injury stories (

Understanding BRAIN INJURY (

SABIR – Inspirational Stories (

Video Stories – Brain Injury Matters

What is Brain Injury? – Brain Injury Matters

5. Social connection 

Meeting new people or maintaining relationships can be tricky after brain injury.

Here are some ways to connect with others with a lived experience of TBI

Meet others living with a brain injury | Brain Injury stories (

Brain Injury Forum – Synapse

SABIR – Synapse Peer Support (

Strong Peer Networks – Stringing the beads together (

Sexual education after TBI

Sexual Education in Disability Sector | Perth | PASH Consultancy

Home – SECCA

6. Fun activities to engage with (Hobbies)

Here are new activities to engage with, inspirational music and videos to help you on your journey.

Listen to our Brain Injury Podcast | BrainBank Podcast (

Movies – Powell River Brain Injury Society

SABIR – Music (

Additional Sleep Resources | MIT Medical

Detours: Understanding Acquired Brain Injury – YouTube

7. Advocacy 

Voices Together – The Australian Self Advocacy Website

Legal and Advocacy – Synapse

Individual advocacy – People with Disability Australia (

Disability Advocacy Finder | Ask Izzy

8. Education around TBI 

Here are some sites that you can use to use to educate yourself more about TBI 

TBI Express – Faculty of Medicine and Health (

Sydney Uni Acquired Brain Injury Communication Lab – YouTube

Learn – WA Digital Inclusion Project (