Events & Activities


SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

  • Kirikiriroa on the last Wednesday of each month at 10:30am at the Brain Injury Waikato office.
  • Tokoroa Second Thursday of each month at 10:30am at Tolloch House, Gate One, Maraetai Road, Tokoroa.
  • Cambridge on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Cambridge Community House.
  • Morrinsville on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Morrinsville Community House, 43 Canada Street: Currently in recess due to funding restraints

Upcoming Events

  • Education session – 13 November - Information about the speaker from Sport Waikato will be available soon. When: Wednesday, 13 November Where: 11 Somerset Street, Frankton, Hamilton Time: 10:30am
  • Education session – 9 October - Speaker: Helen Gavin, Nurse Educator & Jessie Prebble, OT, Emergency Department Waikato Hospital. Topic: Your emergency journey. Helen and Jessie will talk about the journey when admitted to hospital following brain injury. When: Wednesday, 9 October Where: 11 Somerset Street, Frankton, Hamilton Time: 10:30am
  • Living with a Brain Injury Seminar - We invite Service Providers and Health Professionals to our annual seminar. The theme this year is Brain Injury – the scope and challenges. When: Friday, 18 October 2019 Where: Chartwell Room, Hamilton Gardens Time: 9am Cost: $85 Click here to RSVP. Please RSVP by the 10th of October.

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Camp Unity

Camp Unity is a Charitable Trust which aims to improve the well-being of children by ‘being a safe haven for children affected by brain injury’. Camp Unity delivers a range of unique services in an environment where every child feels safe, loved, worthy, important and heard. Great care is taken to provide a non-judgmental service to encourage parent/caregiver participation to help families heal as a unit.

Who is this camp for? This camp is for children affected by head injuries. That includes children with head injuries, siblings and children of adults with head injuries. At least one parent/caregiver is required to attend with their children. Programmes for children are developed to help them build self-esteem, confidence and coping skills to deal with daily struggles.

Download the PDF registration form


Join the Waikato Combined Neurological Choir

Weekly meetings every Tuesday morning – come along and enjoy the benefits of singing.
Time: 10:30am
Where: Baptist Church, 43 Charlemont Street, Hamilton
Entrance fee: $3 (if paying this fee is a problem, please talk to Ella)
No singing during the school holidays.


Yoga with James – qualified Yoga Teacher

You are invited to participate in gentle yoga on a Thursday morning at the office. We have two classes from 10:30am – 11:30am and another at 11:30am – 12:30pm. Please contact the office if you would like to go on the mailing list to receive the notices. It is important that you are on the mailing list, as we cancel classes if James is not available.

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Research Study on Concussion Awareness in Equestrian Sports

The aim of this research study is to find what people involved in equestrian sports know about concussion. The questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete. We would like to invite you to complete a questionnaire, if you:

  • Ride/drive or work around horses?
  • Are over 16 years of age?
  • Live in New Zealand?

As a thank you for your time, everyone who completes the questionnaire will be asked if they would like to be entered into a prize draw to win up $250 of products kindly donated by Hippo Natural Health and EquiBrew.

Please click this link to complete the questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2N8R7FD
This is an AUT lead study in partnership with ACC, Equestrian Sports New Zealand, Harness Racing New Zealand, The New Zealand Pony Club and New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing.


NEW MEMORY MOBILE APPLICATION FOR BRAIN INJURY

We are looking for participants for the MyMemory App. This study intends to examine the effectiveness of the new memory aid MyMemory in improving the memory function for people for have sustained a brain injury. MyMemory is a mobile application and is compatible with Android mobile devices only. It allows people to record and train their memory.

We would like to talk to you, if you:

  • Are over 16 years old, and
  • had a brain injury and memory problems, and
  • own an Android mobile device (smartphone or tablet), and
  • have someone who helps you in your day-to-day life (nice to have, but not required)

You would be required to take part in an experiment that lasts 8 weeks. We will meet you every fortnight for a short interview. Every meeting will take about 60 minutes.

Please contact Dr Annika Hinze, Computer Science Department, School of Psychology, University of Waikato. Email hinze@waikato.ac.nz

This study is supervised by Dr Annika Hinze, Dr. Judy Bowen and Dr. Steve Jones, Computer Science Department and Dr Nicola Starkey, School of Psychology, University of Waikato.