What We Do
The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society provides assistance to individuals with acquired brain injuries, their families and/or caregivers through education, advocacy, and community support. NBIS also facilitates education and commuity awareness regarding acquired brain injury by offering free workshops to the community and attending community events. Our STAFF and BOARD OF DIRECTORS strive to uphold NBIS's Vision, Mission & Values.
Our programs include:
Community Navigator is a non-medical support service that helps people affected by ABI and their caregivers by:
- Monthly Education Series
- Understanding Brain Injury Public Workshop
- Understanding Brain Injury Workshop for Service Providers
- Youth Program- Concussion 101 & Concussion Management in Youth
- Community Workshops & Events
- Hospital Peer Support
- Coffee Drop-In
- Life After ABI: Peer Education and Support Program - Coming in October!
ABI Counselling Group
This is a 6 week group counselling session for people who have experienced an acquired brain injury. The group is facilitated by Dr. Nancy Reeves, a Registered Psychologist who has worked in the area of grief, loss, personal injury, and trauma for 38 years. Dr. Reeves has worked extensively with people with acquired brain injury and their friends and family. ABI Counselling Group is done in partnership with Island Health's Brain Injury Program and is by referral only. For more information please contact our Community Navigator at 250-753-5600 Ext.203.