May 18, 2024

Support group for people affected by brain injures opens doors to Kilkenny people

A group that supports families and carers affected by brain injuries and who are learning to cope with how to deal with the condition is throwing its doors open to people in Kilkenny.

‘On With Life’ is a dedicated support initiative for family and friends affected by brain injury. It is also open to family members and friends of brain injury survivors.

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is now encouraging families affected by brain injury to join their support group in Kilkenny.

Every year in Ireland an estimated 19,000 new brain injuries are acquired from causes including stroke, road traffic accidents, brain tumours, falls and assaults.

Acquired Brain Injury Irelandchief executive Barbara O’Connell said: “We recognise the importance of supporting family and friends as they learn to cope with the challenges after a brain injury.

“Our new brain injury network ‘On With Life’ is here to support families in Kilkenny by providing information, guidance and support on this journey.

“When a brain injury happens, it can be devastating, both for the individual and for their families. It can put lives on hold while people undergo intense rehabilitation to relearn things, they used to do without thinking. Relationships are an essential part of any brain injury recovery. We are here to say, you are not alone.”

The Kilkenny Support Group will meet at St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, from 7pm this Thursday.

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