THINK! Events

The date for the end of year BBQ has changed to
Friday, 9 December 2016

An education session relating to aspects of brain injury and client care

Education sessions for people who have sustained a brain injury, their families, carers and anyone interested in the topic of brain injury is taking place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30am at the office. Please phone the office to register your booking or email us now.

Education Sessions will resume in February 2017

Support group meetings

  • Kirikiriroa on the last Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at the THINK! 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.
  • Huntly Support Group the second Friday of every second month at 10:30am at Friendship House.

These meetings will resume in February 2017

 

Horsebirds over Waikato

This is a social group for women who have had a brain injury and a love of horses in common. Meeting once a month on the last Saturday of the month. Please contact the office for more information or if you would like to receive the notices.

Community Integration After Brain Injury

if you are 18 years or older and experienced a brain injury or stroke more than 6 months ago, and living in the community, you are invited to take part in a research study. The aim of this study is to explore community integration in people with brain injury.

You are invited to take part in this study, the researchers would like to understand important aspects of getting back to the community after brain injury or stroke. To complete the survey online click the button below or contact the office for a hard copy.


If you have questions/concerns, please feel free to contact the research team at Auckland University of Technology.

Nusrat Shaikh (PhD Candidate, AUT), School of Clinical Sciences on:
Free phone: 0508 224737
Ph: 022 303 6995
Email: nshaikh@aut.ac.nz

Or
Prof. Richard Siegert, School of Clinical Sciences on:
Ph: 09 921 9999 ext 7885
Email: rsiegert@aut.ac.nz.

Pilot study with Herbal Supplement

There is also an opportunity for people to participate in a pilot study which is looking at whether a herbal supplement may help people to recover after a TBI. This herbal supplement is called NeuroAid II. Adults who have had a mild to moderate TBI in the last 12 months are invited to take the supplement at no cost (or a placebo) for six months.

Several study assessments focusing on thinking and problem solving, mood and quality of life will take place during this time. If you would like to know more about this study please contact Rohit Bhattacharjee by phone 09 921 9999 Extn. 7126 or email rbhattac@aut.ac.nz

THINK! at the BDO Wellington to Auckland event launch

Cycling enthusiasts in Wellington and Auckland hit the roads at 6.30am on Friday 12 October 2012 to launch the BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge. Click to view larger version.


Elizabeth Charleston, Spokesperson for THINK! being interviewed by reporter Brooke Dobson.
Lance Maitland – kiwivelo in the black helmet
Fiona Southorn – blonde lady para-olympian
Kerry McCloud – back middle of the photo, next to him David O’Connor
Tim Gudsell no helmet and glasses on his forehead

Supporters who got together for the launch of the W2A event

Elizabeth Charleston, Spokesperson for THINK! at the W2A launch

Launch signage

Signage with major event and sponsor partners for W2A cycle challenge

Official opening on 10th September 2012

The Hon Nanaia Mahuta attended the official opening. Click to view larger version.