Helping New Zealanders living with brain injury: resources and links

The Brain Injury New Zealand provides a range of downloadable resources and helpful links for those living with brain injury.

About the brain

Discover more about how your brain works, describing the different parts of the brain and what they do. A clear and easy to understand resource. Download pdf

What is brain injury?

Understand the different types of brain injury, their effects and the medical definitions. The symptoms and effects of brain injury are also explored. Download pdf

Learning to live with brain injury

This leaflet will help you understand how a brain injury might affect you and what you can do to help. Download pdf

Your rehabilitation

Learn how to get the most from your appointments and treatments with this easy to follow resource. Download pdf

Cognition – attention, concentration and memory

This resource explores how damage to different parts of your brain can affect your attention, concentration and memory. Download pdf

Changes in behaviour

Learn more about how damage to certain parts of the brain can change your personality and behaviour and affect your mood too. Download pdf


One of the most common complaints associated with a brain injury, this resource will help you to manage your fatigue levels. Download pdf

Coping with brain injury – for family and friends

This leaflet is about how you can help in the recovery of a person who has sustained a brain injury, and how to look after yourself at the same time. Download pdf

Brain tumour patient guide

What care should you expect as a brain tumour patient? The purpose of these guides is to enable you to feel more in control, whether you are the person diagnosed with a brain tumour, a carer, family member, or a person who is important to them. Visit website

Alcohol & drugs

Discover how the use of alcohol and drugs will affect you after sustaining a brain injury. Download pdf

Work and study

This leaflet will help you start the process of returning to work or study, including what support services you may need, and what to expect while rehabilitating. Download pdf

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