Galway Head Injury Support was set up in July 1999 as a result of a group of concerned families coming together to discuss the lack of services for people with acquired brain injury or ABI, living in the Western Region. It soon became evident that a vital role for this group was to provide care and support to the actual carers as well as the person with ABI.
Galway Head Injury Support endeavours to improve the quality of life of people with acquired brain injury and their families.
To support families when a member has acquired a Brain Injury.
Our aims are:
To endeavour to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people with acquired brain injury, (ABI), their carers and their families. To raise awareness and understanding or ABI within the community and among health-care professionals.
Our objectives are:
- Provide non-fiscal support and relevant information for families of people with a brain injury.
- Provide counselling, workshops and individual as required.
- Provide a LoCall telephone counselling service for clients.
- Provide ‘Respite Weekends’ 3 or 4 times a year.
- Provide ‘Respite Day-trips’ twice yearly.
- Provide ‘Information Evenings’ and ‘Social Evenings’ monthly.
- Provide Yoga classes and Exercise classes. and IT classes as required by members.
- Provide Cookery and IT classes as required by members.
- Highlight the special needs and requirements of families where there is a brain injury.
If you or anyone you know is in need of support from us please do not hesitate to contact us. Call us, email us or send us a message using our contact form.