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Acquired Brain Injury Peer Support Network


Remember to continue to practice social distancing and COVID19 rules for everyone’s safety and well-being.

Our Mission is to assist people with acquired brain injury and their families to build resilience and live a good life via our innovative, volunteer, peer based model of support. Our tailored, family focussed programmes centre on Local Support Groups which facilitate capacity building and a sense of belonging through sharing of information, lived experiences and positive coping strategies. Research and formative evaluations underpin our model.

The services Families4Families offer include:

  • Social and recreational activities for adults with ABI and their family members;
  • Regional support groups for adults with ABI and their family members;
  • Education and Information programs for adults with ABI and their family members;
  • Information sharing and resource directory;
  • Online group discussion opportunities; and,
  • Phone support from adults who have ABI lived experience.

Families4Families was established thanks to the financial support of the Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund and with assistance and support from Flinders University and its Community Re-entry Program. It is now a Disability Support Organisation (DSO) and we have received limited funding from the NDIA to run our Local Support Groups. All other supports are funded by our fundraising campaigns.


Other Peer Support Groups?

  • There are many other peer support networks available across Australia.
  • More information is available @ the peer connect website:

A new aphasia friendly, 7 minute video to support mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 has just been released. It is suitable for people with aphasia, communication and/or cognitive disabilities. It has been developed by speech pathologists and psychologists within the Aphasia CRE. It covers information about COVID-19; importance of precautions but the need to stay connected with others; and home activity ideas and supports.

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