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Our Purpose

Our mission is to support, promote and empower all those affected by ABI.

Our background

Brain Injury Matters (NI) was established in 2013 as an independent regional third sector organisation supporting, promoting and empowering those individuals and families affected by acquired brain injury.

Since then, BIM (NI) has developed a reputation for developing and delivering a range of innovative programmes and initiatives led by a diverse team of clinicians.

What we do

We work together to develop programmes to help you become more independent, achieve your goals and help you adjust to life with brain injury.

Our services vary according to age and individual need:

  • Children and Youth services for age 0-18

  • Adult services for age 18+

  • Counselling service (face to face and telephone)

  • Training service

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What we do

We work together to develop programmes to help you become more independent, achieve your goals and help you adjust to life with brain injury.

Our services vary according to age and individual need:

  • Children and Youth services for age 0-18

  • Adult services for age 18+

  • Counselling service (face to face and telephone)

  • Training service

Our Values

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Respect

We will treat everyone with mutual respect and compassion

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Integrity

We will work to the highest professional standards, consistently and with honesty

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Inclusion

We will strive to involve everyone in the design and delivery of our work

Impact Report – 2020/2021

Brain injury Matters Impact Report offers a detailed account of the challenges and highlights over the last year; how we have strengthened our relationships, worked collectively and successfully to deliver our services to support those individuals and families living with acquired brain injury.

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Brain Injury Matters Panel Discussion Report – Acquired Brain Injury – Building for the Future.

Brain Injury Matters hosted a panel discussion, in September 2021, with key stakeholders in the voluntary, statutory and education sectors, to gain a better understanding of the landscape of acquired brain injury and how best appropriate and effective services can be offered over the next 5-10 years. The panel speakers included the Minister for Health Mr. Robin Swann, Mr Colm Gildernew MLA Chair NI Health Committee, Dr. Eunan McCrudden Clinical Psychologist and Ms Bridget Smyth Head of Children Services Brain Injury Matters (NI).

The panel was chaired by Joe McVey CEO Brain Injury Matters (NI); arising from the panel discussion, a number of key themes emerged which are summarised in the report below;

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